1066 in history

1066 events chronologically

Jan 5 Edward the Confessor dies childless, sparking a succession crisis that will eventually lead to the Norman conquest of England
Jan 6 Harold Godwinson (or Harold II) is crowned King of England
Sep 20 Battle of Fulford, Viking Harald Hardrada defeats earls Morcar and Edwin
Sep 25 The Battle of Stamford Bridge marks the end of the Viking invasions of England
Sep 27 William the Conqueror and his army set sail from the mouth of the River Somme, beginning the Norman conquest of England
Sep 28 William the Bastard (also known as William the Conqueror) invades England beginning the Norman conquest of England
Oct 14 Norman Conquest: Battle of Hastings: In England on Senlac Hill, seven miles from Hastings, the Norman forces of William the Conqueror defeat the English army and kill King Harold II of England

Born in 1066

Jun 6 Gottschalk (Obotrite prince) a prince of the Obotrite confederacy from 1043 to 1066. He established a Slavic kingdom on the Elbe in the mid-11th century. His object in life seems to have been to collect the scattered tribes of the Slavs into one kingdom, and to make that kingdom Christian

Top 7 most famous people died in 1066

Jan 5 Edward the Confessor usually regarded as the last king of the House of Wessex, ruling from 1042 to 1066.
Sep 25 Harald Hardrada King of Norway from 1046 to 1066. In addition, he unsuccessfully claimed the Danish throne until 1064 and the English throne in 1066. Prior to becoming king, Harald had spent around fifteen years in exile as a mercenary and military commander in Kievan Rus' and in the Byzantine Empire
Sep 25 Tostig Godwinson an Anglo-Saxon Earl of Northumbria and brother of King Harold Godwinson.
Oct 14 Harold Godwinson the last Anglo-Saxon King of England. Harold reigned from 6 January 1066 until his death at the Battle of Hastings on 14 October, fighting the Norman invaders led by William the Conqueror during the Norman conquest of England. His death marked the end of Anglo-Saxon rule over England
Oct 14 Gyrth Godwinson the fourth son of Earl Godwin, and thus a younger brother of Harold II of England. He went with his eldest brother Swegen into exile to Flanders in 1051, but unlike Swegen he was able to return with the rest of the clan the following year. Along with his brothers Harold and Tostig, Gyrth was present at his father's death-bed
Oct 14 Leofwine Godwinson a younger brother of Harold II of England, the fifth son of Earl Godwin.
Dec 11 Conan II Duke of Brittany Duke of Brittany, from 1040 to his death. Conan was the eldest child and heir of Alan III, Duke of Brittany by his wife Bertha of Blois, and member of the House of Rennes. He was the elder brother of Hawise, who succeeded him as suo jure duchess