|Boleslav II becomes King of Bohemia.|
|967 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||415/416 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1510/11 (southern Buddhism); 1509/10 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||329/330 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||356/357 (turn of the year December 6/7)|
|Jewish calendar||4727/28 (September 6-7)|
from urbe condita MDCCXX (1720)
Diocletian's era : 683/684 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1277/78 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1278/79 (New Year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1023/24 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- July 5th : After Murakami's death, his son Reizei follows him as Tennō of Japan . Murakami has tried to prevent his son suffering from a mental illness from succeeding to the throne, but political pressure from the powerful Fujiwara clan has brought the 17-year-old to power.
Holy Roman Empire / Italy
The German-Roman Emperor Otto I shifted his radius of action to the area south of Rome on his third march to Italy from February . On trains to Benevento and Capua he received homage from the dukes there such as Pandulf I. Since Byzantium claims sovereignty over these areas and its rulers see themselves as the only legitimate bearers 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 asked his son Otto II in a letter written jointly with the Pope to travel to Rome in the autumn to celebrate Christmas with them. He starts the train from Augsburg over the Brenner. In October, father and son meet in Verona and move to Rome via Ravenna. On December 25 is Otto II. Crowned in Rome for the co-emperor in the kingdom. In the same year negotiations begin about the twelve-year-old's marriage to the Byzantine princess Theophanu, who is about the same age .
Byzantine Empire / Balkans / Levant
- Summer: The Byzantine emperor Nikephorus II sends the envoy Kalokyres with gold to the Kievan Rus in order to win their prince Svyatoslav I for a war alliance against the Bulgarians . Svyatoslav accepts the offer after Kalokyres has also given him the prospect of taking possession of the conquered Bulgarian lands . In return, Kalokyres allegedly receives an assurance of arms aid for his own ambitions to become Byzantine emperor.
- The campaign of the Kievan Rus under Svyatoslav I across the entire Balkans begins. Svyatoslav announced the planned relocation of his capital from Kiev to the Bulgarian capital Preslav on the Danube, because "the center of his empire would be there". Emperor Nikephoros, concerned about securing his own northern border, then concludes an armistice with the Bulgarians and allies himself with the former enemy against the greater threat from the Russians.
- Saif ad-Daula , Emir of Aleppo from the Hamdanid family , dies, leaving his son an empire weakened by civil war and uprisings. Most of the fortresses will fall into Byzantine hands by the end of the year.
- Nikephorus II has the city of Tarento, which was destroyed by the Saracens in 927 , rebuilt .
Other events in Central and Eastern Europe
- Duke Mieszko I of Poland sets out to conquer the rich trading town of Wollin . This calls in Count Wichmann , the nephew of Duke of Saxony Hermann Billung , for help. With Bohemian support, Mieszko wins a battle in the course of 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 .
- Culen , son of the former Scottish King Indulf , rises against the reigning King Dubh , but is defeated in a field battle at Crief . However, Dubh cannot savor his victory for long, because shortly afterwards he falls seriously ill and has to give up the 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 peace and order there. The traitors are executed. On the way back south, Dubh spends the night in Forres Castle, where two assassins murder the sleeping king. Culen, probably the murderer, becomes King of Scotland .
First documentary mentions
- Easter: At the suggestion of Otto , Pope John XIII approves . the establishment of the three dioceses of Meißen , Merseburg and Zeitz at the Synod of Ravenna . All three dioceses are to belong to the Metropolitan Association of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg to be founded .
- April 22nd : During the reign of Rajendravarman II in the Khmer kingdom of Angkor , the temple of Banteay Srei is inaugurated in honor of the god Shiva .
Date of death secured
- July 5 : Murakami , Tennō of Japan (* 926 )
- 19 / August 29 : Robert of Vermandois , Count of Meaux and Count of Troyes (* around 910 / 915 )
- September 22nd : Wichmann II. , Count in many districts in Engern and known as the "Rebel of the Ottonen Empire" (* around 930 )
- November 20 : Abū l-Faraj al-Isfahānī , Arab historian, man of letters and poet (* 897 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Abd al-Aziz ibn Uthman , Arabic astrologer and mathematician
- Dubh , King of Scotland
- Hugo II , Lord of Lusignan