Calendar overview 972
The East Franconian-German Emperor Otto II marries Theophanu ,
niece of the Byzantine Emperor Johannes Tzimiskes .
|972 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||420/421 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1515/16 (southern Buddhism); 1514/15 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||334/335 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||361/362 (New Year 11/12 October)|
|Jewish calendar||4732/33 (September 11-12)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXXV (1725)
Diocletian's era : 688/689 (November turn of the year)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1282/83 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1283/84 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1028/29 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Western and Central Europe
- April 14th : In St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, Pope John XIII. the marriage of the 17-year-old Otto II , co-emperor of the East Franconian-German Empire , with Theophanu , about the same age , niece of the Byzantine emperor Johannes Tzimiskes . Theophanu is immediately crowned empress. Politically, marriage means the recognition of the Ottonian Empire by the Byzantine Empire. The conflict between the two empires, which was simmering for a long time in the south of Italy, eased noticeably as a result.
- June 24th : The battle of Zehden between Duke Mieszko I of Poland and the Margrave Hodo I of Lausitz , appointed by Emperor Otto I , ends with a devastating defeat for Hodos.
- August: Emperor Otto I returns to Germany with the couple from his Italian expedition across the Alps
- In September, an imperial synod takes place in Ingelheim in the presence of the emperor .
- Maiolus , Abbot of Cluny , is kidnapped by the Saracens who demand a ransom. After his release, the monks and the population turn to Count William I of Provence for help.
- Henry the Great , Duke of Burgundy , marries Gerberga von Mâcon.
- Heinrich II. , The brawler, Duke of Bavaria , marries Gisela of Burgundy .
- The Kievan Rus under Svyatoslav I have to withdraw from Bulgaria after several defeats against the Byzantines . The eastern part of the country becomes a Byzantine province.
- Svyatoslav is killed by Pechenegs on the way back to his kingdom on the Dnieper rapids .
- The kingdom of Rus is divided among the sons of Svyatoslav. Jaropolk I receives Kiev, Vladimir I receives the principality of Novgorod with the capital of the same name , Oleg becomes Prince of the Drewlyans .
- The Byzantine emperor Johannes Tzimiskes confirms the tragos , the constitution of the so-called monastic republic of Athos, written on goat skin (gr. Tragos) .
- The Fatimid caliph Abu Tamin al-Muizz makes Cairo the capital of his empire. Buluggin ibn Ziri is made viceroy in Ifrīqiya by him . He founded the Berber dynasty of Zirids .
First documentary mentions
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- September 6th : Pope John XIII. dies in Rome. There will be no election of a successor until the end of the year.
- Wolfgang becomes Bishop of Regensburg as the successor to Michael , who died on September 23rd .
- The Hungarian Grand Duke Géza and his son, who later became King Stephen I , were baptized.
- Oswald becomes Archbishop of York .
- Sideman becomes Bishop of Crediton . He succeeds the late I. Ælfwald after.
- Archbishop Dunstan of Canterbury transfers ownership of the village of Kettering to Peterborough Abbey .
- The al-Azhar mosque in Cairo is inaugurated after a two-year construction period. On June 22 , during the Ramadan , the first Friday prayers held.
- Abu al-Hasan al-Mawardi , Arab legal scholar († 1058 )
- Bruno of Carinthia , as Gregory V Pope († 999 )
- Fulko III. , Count of Anjou, called the Black († 1040 )
- Irmtrud von der Wetterau , Countess von Gleiberg († after 1015)
- Raimund Borrell , Count of Barcelona, Girona and Ausona († 1017 )
- Spring: Svyatoslav I , Grand Duke of the Kievan Rus (* around 942 )
- before July: Liutprand of Cremona , Italian historian, diplomat and Bishop of Cremona (* 920 )
- Ælfwald I. , Bishop of Crediton