On This Day

What Happened in September 1000

Historical Events

Battle of Svolder

Sep 9 Battle of Svolder, Baltic Sea: King Olaf on board the Long Serpent defeated in one of the greatest naval battles of the Viking Age. He leaps to his death overboard.

Famous Deaths

  • Sep 9 Olaf Tryggvason, King Olaf I of Norway (995-1000), dies after leaping overboard during Battle of Svolder