Year 988 AD in History

Events in History

  • 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

Historical Figures 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, English Archbishop of Canterbury, Abbot of Glastonbury Abbey, illustrator and silversmith (restored monastic life after era of Viking raids), dies at about 79 (canonized 1029)