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Letter from Otto the Great to the Saxon great proclaiming the foundation of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg and its transfer to Adalbert;  Magdeburg, State Main Archives Saxony-Anhalt, Rep. U 1, Tit. I, No. 31
Magdeburg is raised to the archbishopric .
Adalbert becomes the first archbishop.
968 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 416/417 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 960/961
Buddhist calendar 1511/12 (southern Buddhism); 1510/11 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the Earth Dragon龙 辰 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rabbit 丁卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 330/331 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 346/347
Islamic calendar 357/358 (turn of the year November 24th / 25th)
Jewish calendar 4728/29 (August 26-27)
Coptic calendar 684/685
Malayalam calendar 143/144
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCXXI (1721)

Diocletian's era : 684/685 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1278/79 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1279/80 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1006
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1024/25 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Eastern Europe

  • Svyatoslaw I , Grand Duke of Kievan Rus , crosses the Danube and invades the Bulgarian Empire under Tsar Peter I with his troops . The Rus conquer about 80 fortresses and destroy the Bulgarian army. In order to defend his own empire against the Pechenegs , who - probably under the influence of Bulgarian diplomacy - are already in front of Kiev , Svyatoslav has to interrupt his campaign.

Byzantine Empire

North Africa and the Middle East


  • Jayavarman V succeeds his father Rajendravarman II to the throne of the Khmer Empire of Angkor at the age of ten . Due to his young age, Councilors of the Throne are temporarily responsible for official politics.

First documentary mentions


View of the archaeological site of the medieval mine in the old camp on Rammelsberg




Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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