Calendar overview 953
|Brun becomes Archbishop of Cologne and Duke of Lorraine .|
|953 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||401/402 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1496/97 (southern Buddhism); 1495/96 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||60th (61st) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||315/316 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||341/342 (turn of the year 17th / 18th May)|
|Jewish calendar||4713/14 (September 11-12)|
from urbe condita MDCCVI (1706)
Diocletian's era : 669/670 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1263/64 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1264/65 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1009/10 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Easter: The uprising of Liudolf of Swabia against his father, the East Franconian King Otto I , and his uncle Heinrich I of Bavaria , led with the support of Konrad the Red and Archbishop Friedrich von Mainz .
- May: Liudolf and Konrad discuss their duchies at a Reichstag in Fritzlar .
- Heinrich von Bayern makes Arnulf of the Luitpoldinger family his governor while he moves against Liudolf. But he joins the uprising together with his son Berthold , his brother Hermann and his cousin Herold , the Archbishop of Salzburg .
- July: Otto I. begins the siege of Mainz occupied by Liudolf . Liudolf leaves Mainz and goes to the Bavarian residence of Regensburg, with the Bavarians joining him in Otto's squad under the leadership of Count Palatine Arnulf II and his son Berthold. The Salzburg Archbishop Herold also went over to the rebels.
- July 9 : Otto's brother Brun , previously Chancellor in Eastern Franconia and Archkaplan , becomes Archbishop of Cologne after the death of Wichfrid . At the beginning of September, King Otto I awarded him the Duchy of Lorraine , which he had confiscated from his rebellious son-in-law Konrad the Red.
- Berengar II , King of Italy , joins the uprising.
- December: Arnulf of Bavaria conquers and devastates Augsburg and then besieges the Augsburg bishop Ulrich, who is loyal to the king, in Schwabmünchen Castle .
- At the end of the year Otto had to break off Liudolf's siege in Regensburg.
- March 19 : Ismail al-Mansur dies after a serious illness. He is succeeded by his son Abu Tamim al-Muizz as Caliph of the Fatimids . During his reign, the Fatimid's power center shifted from Ifrīqiya to Egypt , with science and arts flourishing.
First documentary mentions
- The village Gutingi is first mentioned in a document by King Otto I. Today the city of Göttingen stands there .
Culture and technology
- The ailing Roman Rhine bridge at 310 near Cologne is being torn down. It will take more than 900 years before a permanent bridge over the Rhine near Cologne is built again in 1855 .
- Fujiwara no Michitaka , Japanese aristocrat († 995 )
- Karl von Niederlothringen , West Franconian nobleman from the house of the Carolingians († after 991)
- March 19 : Ismail al-Mansur , Caliph of the Fatimids in Ifriqiya (* 913 )
- July 9 : Wichfrid , Archbishop of Cologne (* around 900 )
- Æthelgar , Bishop of Crediton