On This Day

1014 in History

Events in History

  • Feb 14 Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry II Holy Roman Emperor
  • Apr 23 King Brian Boru of Ireland defeats Viking forces at Battle of Clontarf, freeing Ireland from foreign control
  • Jul 29 Battle of Strumitsa-valley: Byzantine destroys Bulgarian armies

Deaths in History

  • Feb 3 Sweyn Forkbeard, Viking king of Denmark, Norway and England (1013-14), dies at around 54 (born cira 960)
  • Apr 23 Brian Boru, High King of Ireland, dies in battle at Clontarf
  • Oct 6 Samuel (Samuil), ruler of Bulgaria, dies (b. 958)