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Saarburg ruins
Count Siegfried builds the Saarburg high fortress .
964 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 412/413 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 956/957
Buddhist calendar 1507/08 (southern Buddhism); 1506/07 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 60./61. (61./62.) Cycle

Year of the Wood Rat甲子 ( at the beginning of the year Water Pig 癸亥)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 326/327 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 342/343
Islamic calendar 352/353 (turn of the year 18/19 January)
Jewish calendar 4724/25 (9/10 September)
Coptic calendar 680/681
Malayalam calendar 139/140
Roman calendar 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)

Spanish era 1002
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.
Shard from the mock grave of Benedict V in Hamburg
  • 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 .

Byzantine Empire

First documentary mentions

  • Miramas is first mentioned in a document.

science and technology

Constellation Sagittarius from Book of Fixed Stars



Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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