On This Day

What Happened in 988 AD

Historical Events in 988 AD

  • Mar 30 Boudouin IV with the Beard becomes earl of Flanders
  • Jul 10 The city of Dublin is founded on the banks of the river Liffey

Famous People Who Died in 988 AD

  • Mar 30 Arnulf II, count of Flanders (965-988), dies
  • May 6 Dirk II, West Frisian count of Holland
  • May 19 Dunstan[us], English archbishop of Canterbury, dies