Calendar overview 964
|Count Siegfried builds the Saarburg high fortress .|
|964 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||412/413 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1507/08 (southern Buddhism); 1506/07 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||60./61. (61./62.) Cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||326/327 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||352/353 (turn of the year 18/19 January)|
|Jewish calendar||4724/25 (9/10 September)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXVII (1717)
Diocletian's era : 680/681 (November turn of the year)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1274/75 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1275/76 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1020/21 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Italy / Holy Roman Empire
- January: Emperor Otto I leaves Rome and starts his return journey across the Alps. Immediately after his departure, the Romans, contrary to their oath, take Pope John XII, who had been deposed from him . again and drive out Pope Leo VIII , who was appointed by Otto . A synod declares the resolutions of the synod of the previous year to be invalid. Leo flees to Otto, who turns back and makes his way back to Rome.
- May 14 : John XII. dies surprisingly. On May 22nd, Benedict V was elected as his successor by the Romans .
- June: Otto I begins the siege of Rome. After a few weeks he can move into the city.
- June 23 : The Romans deliver Pope Benedict V to Emperor Otto I , who re-enthrones Leo VIII . About a month later, Benedict was brought to Hamburg as a prisoner under the care of Archbishop Adaldag .
- Margrave Berengar II of Ivrea , who holed up in the fortress of San Leo during the fight against Otto I , surrendered to Otto's troops. He is captured and brought to Bamberg .
- Count Siegfried built the Saarburg high fortress in what is now Saarburg .
- A Byzantine army under Johannes Tzimiskes besieges Mamista in vain . In autumn, Emperor Nikephorus II also appears in front of the city.
- Nikephorus II sends a military expedition to the island of Sicily, which is ruled by the Fatimids .
First documentary mentions
- Miramas is first mentioned in a document.
science and technology
- The Persian astronomer Abd ar-Rahman as-Sufi publishes his main work The Book of Fixed Stars . In the same year he discovered the star group Collinder 399 .
- around 964: Edith von Wilton , English Benedictine and saint of the Catholic Church († 984 )
- around 964: Erik Håkonsson , ruler of Norway († 1024 )
- around 964: García II , Count of Aragon and King of Navarre († 1000 )
Date of death secured
- March 27 : Arnulf I , Count of Flanders (* around 885 / 890 )
- May 14 : John XII. , Pope (* 937 or 939 )
- July 3 : Heinrich I , Archbishop of Trier
- December 29th : Reginbert von Seldenbüren , German monastery founder