On This Day

What Happened in 939 AD

Historical Events in 939 AD

  • Jul 8 The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi
  • Aug 6 Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors
  • Oct 2 Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans
  • Oct 27 Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England

Famous People Who Died in 939 AD

  • Jul 13 Leo VII, Italian Pope (936-39), dies
  • Oct 2 Gilbert (Giselbert), Duke of Lorraine drowns trying to cross the Rhine at about 49
  • Oct 27 King Athelstan I of England (b. 895)