On This Day

What Happened on August 14, 1040

Historical Events


BattleBattle of Interest

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
Macbeth

Famous Deaths

  • King Duncan I of Scotland, killed in battle at ca. 39 years
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About August 14, 1040

Day of the Week: Monday
How Long Ago? 980 years, 3 months and 15 days
Leap Year: Yes

Star Sign: Leo