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Depiction of Archbishop Brun in St. Andreas in Cologne
Brun becomes Archbishop of Cologne and Duke of Lorraine .
953 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 401/402 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 945/946
Buddhist calendar 1496/97 (southern Buddhism); 1495/96 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 60th (61st) cycle

Year of the water buffalo癸丑 ( at the beginning of the year water rat 壬子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 315/316 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 331/332
Islamic calendar 341/342 (turn of the year 17th / 18th May)
Jewish calendar 4713/14 (September 11-12)
Coptic calendar 669/670
Malayalam calendar 128/129
Roman calendar 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)

Spanish era 991
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1009/10 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eastern Franconia

  • 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.

North africa

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




  • 952 /953: Farabert , Bishop of Liège and Abbot of Prüm and Lobbes

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