On This Day

What Happened in August 1040

Historical Events

BattleBattle of Interest

Aug 14 King Duncan I of Scotland killed in battle against his first cousin and rival Macbeth (not murdered in his sleep as in Shakespeare's play). The latter does succeed him as King.

King of Scotland Macbeth
King of Scotland

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 14 King Duncan I of Scotland, killed in battle at ca. 39 years