Historical Figures Who Died in 1066

Edward the Confessor

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

  • 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

Harold II

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