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Meeting of Otto I and Pope John XII.  (based on a drawing around 1450)
Otto I is from Pope John XII. crowned emperor .
Alley in the Christian quarter of Aleppo
The Byzantine Empire
recaptured Aleppo .
962 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 410/411 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 954/955
Buddhist calendar 1505/06 (southern Buddhism); 1504/05 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 60th (61st) cycle

Year of the Water Dog壬戌 ( at the beginning of the year metal rooster 辛酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 324/325 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 340/341
Islamic calendar 350/351 (turn of the year February 8/9)
Jewish calendar 4722/23 (September 1st and 2nd)
Coptic calendar 678/679
Malayalam calendar 137/138
Roman calendar 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)

Spanish era 1000
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1018/19 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eastern France / Italy

Byzantine Empire / Emirate of Aleppo

Depiction of Saif ad-Daula and his court in the Madrid illuminated manuscript of the Skylitz
  • 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

First documentary mentions




Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 962

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