On This Day

What Happened in 1016

Historical Events in 1016

  • Oct 18 Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)
  • Nov 30 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'

Famous People Born in 1016

  • Jul 25 Casimir I the Restorer, Duke of Poland, born in Kraków, Poland (d. c. 1058)

Famous People Who Died in 1016

  • Apr 23 Æthelred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies
  • Nov 30 Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27