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Heads of State · Nekrolog

al-Hakam II, monument in Cordoba
al-Hakam II
becomes the second caliph
of Cordoba .
Yunyan Temple Pagoda in Suzhou
The Yunyan Temple Pagoda in Suzhou
is completed.
961 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 409/410 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 953/954
Buddhist calendar 1504/05 (southern Buddhism); 1503/04 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 60th (61st) cycle

Year of the metal rooster辛酉 ( at the beginning of the year metal monkey 庚申)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 323/324 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 339/340
Islamic calendar 349/350 (turn of the year 19/20 February)
Jewish calendar 4721/22 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 677/678
Malayalam calendar 136/137
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCXIV (1714)

Diocletian's era : 677/678 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1271/72 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1272/73 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 999
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1017/18 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Byzantine Empire

The siege of Chandax, the capital of Muslim Crete, depicted in the Madrid illuminated manuscript of the Skylitzes
  • March 6th : History of Crete : After around ten months of siege, the Byzantine general Nikephoros Phokas conquered Chandaq , the capital of the emirate of Crete , which went under. The city is looted, the mosque and the city wall torn down. Muslim prisoners are either killed or taken into slavery. The island's last emir, Abd al-Aziz ibn Shuaib, and his son an-Numan (Anemas) are captured and taken to Constantinople, where Phocas celebrates a triumph. The island of Crete becomes a Byzantine theme and the remaining Muslims are converted to Christianity.
  • Saif ad-Daula , Emir of Aleppo from the Hamdanid family , uses the absence of the Byzantine troops to strengthen his position in Cilicia . In winter, however, the Byzantines return and conquer the city of Anazarbos .

Eastern Franconia

Other events in Europe

First documentary mentions

Culture and religion



The monastery today



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