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Deaths in History in 1066

Person of interestEdward the Confessor

Jan 5 Edward the Confessor, last King of England from the House of Wessex (1042-66), dies at 60-63

King of England Edward the Confessor
King of England
Edward the Confessor
  • Sep 25 Harald III Hardrada, King of Norway (1047-66), dies at the Battle of Stamford Bridge at 51 - his death often considered the end of the Viking Age
  • Sep 25 Tostig Godwinson, Earl of Northumbria, killed at the Battle of Stamford Bridge

Person of interestHarold II

Oct 14 Harold II, last crowned Anglo-Saxon King of England (1066), dies at the Battle of Hastings, at about 44

King of England Harold II
King of England
Harold II