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793

 

Vikings first raid in England. The monastery of St. Cuthbert at Lindisfarne is sacked

844

 

Vikings raid Seville in Spain

845

 

Vikings, led by Ragnor, travel up the River Seine in France

845

 

The French King pays a ransom to prevent the sacking of Paris

860

 

Vikings attack Constantinople

862

 

Vikings found Novgorod in Russia

874

 

Vikings settle Iceland

900

 

Vikings raid the Mediterranean coasts

911

 

Vikings under Rollo are settled in Normandy

981

 

Erik the Red discovers Greenland

986

 

Vikings land in Canada

965

 

Harald Bluetooth (King Harold I) converts the Danes to Christianity

1000

 

Greenland and Iceland are converted to Christianity by the Vikings

1001

 

Leif Eriksson reaches the American coast

1016

 

The Danish king Canute (Knut) II defeats the Wessex King Edmund and becomes King of Denmark and England

1028

 

Danish Canute conquers Norway

1035

 

King Canute dies and the heir to Denmark and England is Hardacnut

1042

 

Hardacnut dies suddenly and Edward the Confessor regains the throne of England

1050

 

Vikings found the city of Oslo in Norway which is established as a major trade center.

1350

 

The Black Death ( Bubonic plague) the "Svartedauen" sweeps Norway and Scandinavia killing one third of the inhabitants

1397

 

Union of Kalmar unites Denmark, Sweden and Norway under a single monarch although Denmark is the dominant power

1536

 

Danish becomes the written language of Norway

1729

 

Greenland becomes a Danish province

1814

 

The peace treaty of Kiel and Denmark cedes Norway to Sweden. The Norwegian constitution was written

1905

 

The union with Sweden disintegrates and Norway becomes an independent kingdom. The Danish prince Karl becomes King Haakon VII of Norway

1914

  1914-1918:  World War I- Norway remains neutral

1939

  1939 - 1945 1939-1945 World War 2

1940

  9th April: Germany occupies Norway

1945

  August 1945: The United States drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

1945

  Germany surrenders to the Allies and the Nazi-occupation ends in Norway

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