On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 1040

  • Mar 17 Harold Harefoot (Harold I), King of England (1035-40), dies
  • Jun 21 Fulk the Black, French Count of Anjou, one of the great medieval castle builders (Langeais, Loches)), dies at 69 or 70
  • Aug 14 King Duncan I of Scotland, killed in battle at ca. 39 years
  • Oct 1 Alan III, Duke of Brittany (poisoned) (b. 997)