1080 in history

1080 events chronologically

Apr 17 The King of Denmark Harald III dies and is succeeded by Canute IV, who would later be the first Dane to be canonized

Died in 1080

Jan 26 Amadeus II Count of Savoy the Count of Savoy from 1078 to 1080. His life is obscure and few documents mention him. During his reign he was overshadowed by his mother, but he had good relations with the Papacy and, for a time, the Holy Roman Emperor
Apr 17 Harald III of Denmark King of Denmark from 1074 to 1080. Harald III was an illegitimate son of Danish king Sweyn II Estridsson, and contested the crown with some of his brothers. He was a peaceful ruler who initiated a number of reforms. Harald was married to his cousin Margareta Hasbjörnsdatter, but did not leave any heirs, and was succeeded by his brother Canute IV the Saint. Four of his half-brothers were in turn crowned Danish kings
May 14 William Walcher the bishop of Durham from 1071, a Lotharingian, the first non-Englishman to hold that see and an appointee of William the Conqueror following the Harrying of the North. He was murdered in 1080, which led William to send an army into Northumbria to harry the region again
Oct 15 Rudolf of Rheinfelden Duke of Swabia and brother-in-law of King Henry IV of Germany.