On This Day

What Happened in 959 AD

Historical Events in 959 AD

  • Aug 21 Erachus becomes bishop of Luik
  • Oct 1 Edgar I, the Peaceful, becomes king of all England

Famous People Who Died in 959 AD

  • Oct 1 King Edwy (Eadwig) of England (955-959) "the All-Fair", dies at about 18
  • Nov 9 Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus, Byzantine Emperor (913-59), dies