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Boleslav II the Pious on a segment of the Gniezno bronze door: the relief shows negotiations with Adalbert of Prague to buy Christian slaves free
Boleslav II becomes King of Bohemia.
967 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 415/416 (July turn of the year)
Ethiopian calendar 959/960
Buddhist calendar 1510/11 (Southern Buddhism); 1509/10 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the Fire Rabbit 丁卯 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Tiger 丙寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 329/330 (April turn of the year)
Iranian calendar 345/346
Islamic calendar 356/357 (change of the year December 6th/7th)
Jewish calendar 4727/28 (6/7 September)
Coptic calendar 683/684
Malayalam calendar 142/143
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCXX (1720)

Era of Diocletian : 683/684 (turn of the year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1277/78 (April turn of the year)

Syria: 1278/79 (October turn of the year)

Spanish era 1005
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese calendar) 1023/24 (April New Year)


politics and world affairs


  • July 5: After Murakami 's death, he is succeeded as Tennō of Japan by his son Reizei . Murakami has tried to prevent his son, who is suffering from a mental illness, from succeeding to the throne, but political pressure from the powerful Fujiwara clan sees the 17-year-old come to power.

Holy Roman Empire/Italy

On his third campaign to Italy , the German-Roman Emperor Otto I shifted his radius of action to the area south of Rome from February . On trains to Benevento and Capua he accepts homage from the local dukes such as Pandulf I. Since Byzantium claims supremacy over these areas and its rulers see themselves as the only legitimate holders of the imperial title, the conflicts with Emperor Nikephoros Phocas intensify .

Otto I and Pope John XIII. travel together from Rome to Ravenna to celebrate Easter there. In order to promote his dynastic plans, Otto, in a letter written together with the Pope, urges his son Otto II to travel to Rome in the autumn to celebrate Christmas with them. This occurs from Augsburg on the train over the Brenner. In October, father and son meet in Verona and move together to Rome via Ravenna. On December 25, Otto II is crowned co-emperor of the empire in Rome. In the same year, negotiations begin for the twelve-year-old to marry the Byzantine princess Theophanu , who is about the same age .

Byzantine Empire/Balkans/Levant

  • Summer: The Byzantine emperor Nikephoros II sends the envoy Kalokyres with gold to the Kievan Rus in order to win their prince Sviatoslav I for a war alliance against the Bulgarians . Sviatoslav agrees to the offer after Kalokyres has also offered him the prospect of taking possession of the conquered Bulgarian lands . In return, Kalokyres is said to receive assurances of aid in arms for his own ambitions to become Byzantine Emperor.
  • The campaign of Kievan Rus' under Sviatoslav I across the Balkans begins. Svyatoslav announces the planned relocation of his capital from Kiev to the Bulgarian capital of Preslav on the Danube, because "the center of his empire would be there". Emperor Nikephoros, concerned about securing his own northern border, then concluded a truce with the Bulgarians and allied himself with the former enemy against the greater threat from the Russians.
  • Saif ad-Daula , Emir of Aleppo from the Hamdanid clan , dies and leaves his son an empire weakened by civil war and uprisings. By the end of the year, most of the fortresses fall into Byzantine hands.
  • Nicephorus II has the city ​​of Taranto, destroyed by the Saracens in 927 , rebuilt .

Other events in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Duke Mieszko I of Poland sets out to conquer the wealthy trading town of Wollin . Count Wichmann , the nephew of the Saxon Duke Hermann Billung , calls for help. With Bohemian support, Mieszko wins a battle during which Wichmann is killed. Although he does not succeed in conquering Wollin, he is able to convert the military success into land gains, through which he gains access to trade on the Baltic Sea .
  • 967/972: Boleslav II becomes King of Bohemia .


  • Culen , son of the former Scottish king Indulf , rises up against the reigning king Dubh , but is defeated in a field battle at Crief . However, Dubh was not able to savor his victory for long, because shortly afterwards he fell seriously ill and had to give up supervision of the court administration. His subordinates take advantage of this situation and enrich themselves because they think Dubh is on his deathbed. But Dubh recovers and goes to Moray and Ross to restore order there. The traitors will be executed. On the way back south, Dubh stays at Forres Castle where two assassins murder the sleeping king. Culen, likely the mastermind of the murder, becomes King of Scotland .

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The inner part of the temple area



Date of death secured

  • February 9: Saif ad-Daula , Emir of Aleppo (b. 916)
  • March 19: Einold , Abbot of Gorze
  • May 10: Drogo , Bishop of Osnabrück
  • 10 May: Rainald , Count of Roucy
  • July 5: Murakami , Tennō of Japan (b. 926)
  • 19./29. August: Robert of Vermandois , Count of Meaux and Count of Troyes (b. c. 910/915)
  • 22 September: Wichmann II , count in many districts in Engern and known as the "rebel of the Ottonian Empire" (* around 930)
  • November 20: Abū l-Faraj al-Isfahānī , Arab historian, man of letters and poet (b. 897)

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 967

  • 967 or 972: Boleslav I , King of Bohemia (* c. 915)

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