On This Day

1016 in History

Events in History

  • Oct 18 Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)

Event of interestEvent of Interest

Nov 30 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'

King of England, Denmark and Norway Cnut the Great
King of England, Denmark and Norway
Cnut the Great

Birthdays in History

  • Jul 25 Casimir I the Restorer, Duke of Poland, born in Kraków, Poland (d. c. 1058)

Deaths in History

  • Apr 23 Æthelred II "the Unready", king of England (979-1016), dies
  • Nov 30 Edmund II, Ironsides, King of the Saxons (1016), dies at 27