Calendar overview 946
his brother Murakami .
|946 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||394/395 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1489/90 (southern Buddhism); 1488/89 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||60th (61st) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||308/309 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||334/335 (turn of the year August 1st / 2nd)|
|Jewish calendar||4706/07 (August 30/31)|
ab urbe condita MDCIC (1699)
Diocletian's era : 662/663 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1256/57 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1257/58 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1002/03 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- May 17 : After the death of Abu l-Qasim Muhammad ibn al-Mahdi , his son Ismail al-Mansur becomes the third caliph of the Fatimids in Ifrīqiya . The kingdom is at this time by the 943 broken out uprising of Ibadites under Abu Yazid in a serious crisis. When some tribes of Abū Yazīd fall away after disputes, al-Mansur succeeds in defeating the rebels decisively on August 13 near Kairuan . In the same year he founded the new residence city of Al-Mansuriya .
- After the death of Muhammad ibn Tughdsch from the Ichschidid dynasty in Egypt , the eunuch Kāfūr , who had previously been the educator of the ruler's underage children, took over the reign for them.
- August 15 : Suzaku , 61st Tennō of Japan , abdicates. He is succeeded by his brother Murakami . Most of the power, however, rests with the regent ( Kampaku ) Fujiwara no Tadahira from the Fujiwara family .
- May 26th : King Edmund I of England is murdered in a scuffle while trying to save one of his officials. Since none of Edmund's sons are old enough for the crown at this point, his brother Eadred succeeds him. He will be crowned on August 16 in Kingston upon Thames by Archbishop Odo of Canterbury .
- Summer: After Queen Gerberga handed over the West Franconian royal seat of Laon to Hugo the Great , Hugo the Great releases her husband, King Ludwig IV . Due to the humiliation of captivity, the king and the West Franconian kingdom suffered a great loss of prestige. Gerberga's brother, the East Franconian King Otto I , intervened militarily on Ludwig's side in the autumn and moved west with a large army. Hugo the Great, however, avoids an open field battle and retreats with his troops to the fortified cities. The army of the two kings could not take Laon, Senlis , Paris and Rouen , but they succeeded in conquering Reims , where they drove Hugo of Vermandois and reinstated Artold, who had been driven out in 940 , as archbishop.
- Berengar , Margrave of Ivrea , forces the unpopular King of Italy , Hugo I , to abdicate with the support of the Lombard nobility and formally elevates Hugo's son Lothar II to king. From this point onwards, however, the actual ruler is Berengar.
- The Republic of Venice destroys the fleet in the neighboring city of Comacchio , a blow from which the potential rival never recovers.
First documentary mentions
- May 10 : After the death of Marinus II , Agapitus II is elected Pope on the instructions of the powerful Roman city lord Alberic II of Spoleto .
nature and environment
- With a VEI of 6 to 7, the Changbai Shan eruption on the border between China and Korea is one of the strongest eruptions of the millennium.
Date of death secured
- January 29th : Edgitha , Queen of Eastern France and wife of Otto the Great (* 910 )
- May 17 : Abu l-Qasim Muhammad ibn al-Mahdi , Caliph of the Fatimids (* 893 )
- May 26th : Edmund I , King of England (* 923 )
- May: Marinus II , Pope
- August 18 : Iwan Rilski , Bulgarian hermit and founder of the Rila Monastery (* 876 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Gerhard , Bishop of Passau
- Ibrāhīm Ibn Sinān , Arabic mathematician (* 908 )
- Muhammad ibn Tughdsch , ruler of Egypt (* 882 )
- Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Yahya as-Suli , Arab master in Shatranj (* 880 )
- Abū Bakr asch-Shiblī , Islamic mystic and Sufi (* 861 )