1014 in history

1014 events chronologically

Feb 14 Pope Benedict VIII crowns Henry of Bavaria, King of Germany and of Italy, as Holy Roman Emperor
Apr 23 Battle of Clontarf: Brian Boru defeats Viking invaders, but is killed in battle
Jul 29 Byzantine–Bulgarian wars: Battle of Kleidion – Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat on the Bulgarian army, and his subsequent treatment of 15,000 prisoners reportedly causes Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria to die of a heart attack less than three months later, on October 6

Born in 1014

Apr 23 Máel Mórda mac Murchada King of Leinster.
Nov 11 Werner Margrave of the Nordmark the Margrave of the Nordmark from 1003 until 1009. He was a cousin of the contemporary bishop and historian Thietmar of Merseburg

Died in 1014

Feb 3 Sweyn Forkbeard king of Denmark and England, as well as parts of Norway. His name appears as Swegen in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle. He was the son of King Harald Bluetooth of Denmark. He was the father of Cnut the Great
Apr 23 Brian Boru an Irish king who ended the domination of the High Kingship of Ireland by the Uí Néill. Building on the achievements of his father, Cennétig mac Lorcain, and especially his elder brother, Mathgamain, Brian first made himself King of Munster, then subjugated Leinster, eventually becoming King of Ireland. He is the founder of the O'Brien dynasty
Apr 23 Sigurd the Stout an Earl of Orkney. The main sources for his life are the Norse Sagas, which were first written down some two centuries or more after his death. These engaging stories must therefore be treated with caution rather than as reliable historical documents
May 7 Bagrat III of Georgia King of the Abkhazians from 978 on and King of Georgia from 1008 As with other Georgian monarchs he was commonly known by the monarchical title Mepe.
Oct 6 Samuel of Bulgaria the Tsar of the First Bulgarian Empire from 997 to 6 October 1014. From 977 to 997, he was a general under Roman I of Bulgaria, the second surviving son of Emperor Peter I of Bulgaria, and co-ruled with him, as Roman bestowed upon him the command of the army and the effective royal authority. As Samuel struggled to preserve his country's independence from the Byzantine Empire, his rule was characterized by constant warfare against the Byzantines and their equally ambitious ruler Basil II
Dec 14 Arduin of Ivrea Margrave of Ivrea and King of Italy.