Calendar overview 973
, Otto II takes over the rule of the Holy Roman Empire .
|973 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||421/422 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1516/17 (southern Buddhism); 1515/16 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||335/336 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||362/363 (turn of the year October 1st / 2nd)|
|Jewish calendar||4733/34 (August 31 / September 1)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXXVI (1726)
Diocletian's era : 689/690 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1283/84 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1284/85 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1029/30 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
East Franconian-German Empire
- Easter is in Quedlinburg a court diet held at the I. Bolesław , Duke of Bohemia , and Mieszko I , Duke of Poland , an oath of allegiance to Emperor I. Otto store.
- May 1st : Ibrahim ibn Yaqub , envoy of the Caliph of Córdoba , meets Emperor Otto I at the Merseburg Court Day .
- May 7th : After the death of his father Otto I, Otto II takes over the rule in the East Franconian-German Empire . As one of his first acts, Otto confirmed the possessions and rights of the Archdiocese of Magdeburg in June . During the first three months of his reign, Otto met the archbishops of the empire, the dukes and many bishops. He visits the central places of royalty in Saxony , Franconia and Lower Lorraine . He moves via Werla and Fritzlar to Worms , where the first big farm day is convened. The Archbishops Dietrich von Trier , Adalbert von Magdeburg , Friedrich von Salzburg , the Bishops Dietrich von Metz , Wolfgang von Regensburg , Abraham von Freising and Pilgrim von Passau greet him in Worms . One month later, another court day takes place in Aachen at the place of the royal coronation.
- June 27 : In order to create a balance with the younger line of descendants of the dynasty founder Heinrich I , Otto II gave his cousin, Duke Heinrich the Quarrel of Bavaria , the Ottonian royal castle of Bamberg and the town of Stegaurach with all accessories. Nevertheless, Heinrich tries in Bavaria to intensify the king's position granted to him by Otto I. and to expand his influence on Swabia. After the death of Bishop Ulrich von Augsburg on July 4th, Abbot Werner von Fulda, a confidante of Otto I and an important advisor to Otto II, is planned to be his successor. But Heinrich the quarrel and his brother-in-law Burchard III. von Swabia, without consulting Otto and under deception of the cathedral chapter, the elevation of Heinrich's cousin of the same name as the new bishop of Augsburg. Otto II subsequently approves this choice. On September 22nd, the new bishop Heinrich is invested in Bothfeld .
- November 11 or 12 : After the death of Burchard of Swabia, his widow Hadwig sees herself as the heir to the power of the duke. But Otto disregards their claims and appoints his nephew Otto as his successor.
- Reginar IV. And his brother Lambert , try to take over from their father Reginar III. to recapture the lost county of Hainaut , but are repulsed by Otto II.
Other events in Europe
- The Battle of Tourtour brings the decisive victory of Count William I of Provence over the Saracens . The Saracens were finally driven out of southern France through their defeat, and William I acquired the nickname of the liberators and the title of Pater patriae through his victory .
- Edgar , who has ruled England for some time, is crowned king in Bath by Archbishop Dunstan of Canterbury .
First documentary mentions
- The Fatimid caliph Abu Tamin al-Muizz had the new royal seat in Egypt, initially built as al-Mansuriyya ("the victorious"), renamed al-Qahira ("the strong") when he visited the city . That will be the name for the city of Cairo that is still valid today .
- January 19 : Benedict VI. is the successor of Johannes XIII, who died in the previous year . elected pope. As a candidate for Emperor Otto I, he has the Roman patrician family of the Crescentier under their head Crescentius de Theodora against him.
- July 4th : Bishop Ulrich von Augsburg dies. Succeeded by Henry I.
- Following the connection of Bohemia to the Holy Roman Empire , the Prague diocese and the first Bohemian monastery Sv. Jiří ( St. George's Monastery ) also in Prague . Thietmar becomes the first Prague bishop .
Date of death secured
- January 14 : Ekkehard I of St. Gallen , Dean of the St. Gallen Monastery and probably author of the Walthariliedes (* 910 )
- March 27 : Hermann Billung , Margrave of Saxony (* 900 / 912 )
- July 4th : Ulrich von Augsburg , bishop and Catholic saint (* 890 )
- November 12th : Burchard III. , Count in Thur and Zurich Gau, Duke of Swabia (* around 915 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Amalrich , Count in Hainaut
- Jaudhar al-Ustadh , servant of the Fatimid caliphs
- Rainald , Count in Hainaut
- Richar , Count in Hainaut
- Werner , Count in Hainaut and Zülpichgau
Died around 973
- March 26th or 946 : Guntram der Reiche , ancestor of the Habsburgs
- September 29th or after 973: Adalrich , monk of the Einsiedeln monastery and hermit on the island of Ufnau