Calendar overview 962
|Otto I is from Pope John XII. crowned emperor .||
recaptured Aleppo .
|962 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||410/411 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1505/06 (southern Buddhism); 1504/05 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||60th (61st) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||324/325 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||350/351 (turn of the year February 8/9)|
|Jewish calendar||4722/23 (September 1st and 2nd)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXV (1715)
Diocletian's era : 678/679 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1272/73 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1273/74 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1018/19 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Eastern France / Italy
- January 31 : On his Italian expedition , the East Frankish King Otto I reached Rome with his army .
- February 2 : Otto I. is supported by Pope Johannes XII. crowned emperor . With Otto, his wife Adelheid is also crowned empress. This also includes the claim to rule in imperial Italy . After the coronation of the emperor, there was a fundamental change in the representation of power. The representation of the ruler on the seals changes from Franconian-Carolingian models to a ruler based on the Byzantine model. Eastern Franconia developed into the Holy Roman Empire .
- In a February 13th Pope John XII. The privilege granted by Emperor Otto I , the Privilegium Ottonianum , the Emperor confirms the Pippin donation . At the same time it is stipulated that from now on the Pope must swear an oath of allegiance to the emperor before he is ordained .
Byzantine Empire / Emirate of Aleppo
- Easter: The Byzantine troops, which are advancing against Emir Saif ad-Daula under the military leader Nikephoros Phokas , temporarily suspend their operations for Easter. This gives the Hamdanids the opportunity to regain control of the province of Cilicia , retake the city of Anazarbos and rebuild its fortifications. The undertaking remains incomplete, however, because Nikephoros' advancing subordinates force Saif to leave the region again in the fall.
- In return, the Byzantines take the cities of Maraş , Sisium , Duluk and Manbidsch and thus secure the western passages over the Taurus Mountains . Saif ad-Daula sends another army north to divert, but the Byzantines ignore it. Instead, the Byzantine general leads his troops south and appears outside Aleppo in mid-December . After defeating an improvised army in front of the city wall, the Byzantines storm the city and sack it. Around 10,000 residents, mostly young men, are taken prisoner.
Other events in Europe
- Dubh , King of Strathclyde , succeeds his late uncle Indulf to the throne of Scotland .
- The Norwegian King Harald II. Gråfell and his brother Erling ambush the Ladejarl Sigurd Håkonsson , a son of the former King Håkon , and burn him in his house. This incident led to a long-term enmity between the Ladejarlen and the Harald Hårfagres family . With the transfer of the Sami, Trøndelag came under the rule of Harald Gråfell. He is the first king to control all shipping traffic on the west coast of Norway.
First documentary mentions
- Brun I. succeeds Amelung as Bishop of Verden after his death .
- Odelric succeeds the late Artold Archbishop of Reims .
- June / July: Wilhelm von Dijon , Burgundian-Italian abbot, monastery reformer and architect († 1031 )
Date of death secured
Exact date of death unknown
- Adalbero I of Bar , Bishop of Metz
- Artold , Archbishop of Reims
- Hugo von Vermandois , Archbishop of Reims (* 920 )
- Indulf , King of Scotland
- Ordoño IV. , King of León (* 926 )
- Sigurd Håkonsson , Norwegian Jarl (* 895 )