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What Happened on September 9, 1000

Historical Events

Battle of InterestBattle of Svolder

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.

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The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
The Battle of Svolder, a naval battle fought between King Olaf Tryggvason of Norway and an alliance of his enemies
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Famous Deaths

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

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1021 years, 1 month and 10 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Virgo