Calendar overview 959
Byzantine Emperor Constantine VII dies.
He is succeeded by his son Romanos II.
|959 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||407/408 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1502/03 (southern Buddhism); 1501/02 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||60th (61st) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||321/322 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||347/348 (turn of the year March 13/14)|
|Jewish calendar||4719/20 (September 5-6)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXII (1712)
Diocletian's era : 675/676 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1269/70 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1270/71 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1015/16 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- November 9th : After the death of his father Constantine VII , Romanos II becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire . Aristocratic circles at court suspect Anastaso, Romanos' wife, who comes from a humble background, of poisoning her father-in-law. As Empress, Anastaso takes the name Theophano .
- Emperor Romanos II makes Leon Phokas supreme military leader in the west of the Byzantine Empire. Since his brother Nikephoros Phokas is already a military leader in the east, both top military positions are in the hands of the Phokas brothers.
- Lotharingia is divided into the duchies of Upper Lorraine and Lower Lorraine . Brun remains Duke of Lorraine . Gottfried von Verdun becomes his deputy in Lower Lorraine, Friedrich von Bar in Upper Lorraine.
Kingdom of England
- October 1st : Eadwig , formally King of England , whose sphere of influence is in fact limited to Wessex and Kent , dies without descendants. His brother Edgar , ruler of Mercia and Northumbria , becomes king of all England . Eadwig's banished clergyman, Dunstan, returns to England and becomes Bishop of Worcester .
First documentary mentions
- First documentary mention of the place Auhausen
- The Portuguese city of Felgueiras is first mentioned in a document.
- The foundation of the women's monastery St. Cyriacus zu Gernrode is carried out by the Margrave Gero . The collegiate church is being built as one of the most important Ottonian church buildings .
Date of death secured
- June 2 : Odo , Archbishop of Canterbury and saint (b. 880 )
- October 1 : Eadwig , King of England, King of Wessex and Kent (* around 941 )
- October 3 : Gérard de Brogne , French abbot, monastery reformer and saint (* around 885 )
- November 9 : Constantine VII , Emperor of the Byzantine Empire and author (* 905 )