1057 in history

1057 events chronologically

Aug 15 King Macbeth is killed at the Battle of Lumphanan by the forces of Máel Coluim mac Donnchada

Born in 1057

Sep 28 Otto III Duke of Swabia the margrave of the Nordgau and duke of Swabia. He was the son of Henry of Schweinfurt, margrave of the Nordgau, and Gerberga of Henneberg. He was one of the most powerful East Franconian princes by inheritance: having extensive land in the Radenzgau and Schweinfurt. In 1014, he first appears as count of Lower Altmühl and, in 1024, he inherits his father's march. In 1034, he became count of the Lower Naab. From then on to his appointment to Swabia, he takes part in many imperial expeditions into Bohemia, Hungary, and Poland

Died in 1057

Jul 28 Pope Victor II Pope from 13 April 1055 to his death in 1057. He was one of a series of German reform popes
Aug 15 Macbeth King of Scotland King of the Scots from 1040 until his death. He is best known as the subject of William Shakespeare's tragedy Macbeth and the many works it has inspired, although the play presents a highly inaccurate picture of his reign and personality
Sep 30 Leofric Earl of Mercia the Earl of Mercia. He founded monasteries at Coventry and Much Wenlock. Leofric is most remembered as the husband of Lady Godiva. He died at Kings Bromley in Staffordshire of old age