On This Day

What Happened in 991 AD

Historical Events in 991 AD

  • Aug 10 Battle of Maldon: English, led by Bryhtnoth, confront a band of inland-raiding Vikings near Maldon in Essex. The English are defeated and the story is immortalised in a well-known poem.

Famous People Who Died in 991 AD

  • Jun 15 Theophanu, wife of Holy Roman Emperor Otto II and regent of Otto III, dies (b. 960)