Year 1016 in History

Events in History

  • Jul 6 Battle of Pontlevoy: one of largest battles of early Medieval France won by Fulk the Black and Hebert I of Maine again Odo II of Blois in the Loire Valley
  • Oct 18 Danes defeat Saxons at Battle of Assandun (Ashingdon)
  • Nov 30 Cnut the Great [Canute], King of Denmark, claims the English throne after the death of Edmund 'Ironside'

Historical Figures Born in 1016

  • Jul 25 Casimir I the Restorer, Polish nobleman (Duke of Poland, 1040-58), born in Kraków, Poland (d. c. 1058)

Historical Figures Who Died in 1016

  • 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