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Edward's coin
Eadweard II. Takes control of Wessex
and the other Anglo-Saxon sub - kingdoms.
975 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 423/424 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 967/968
Buddhist calendar 1518/19 (southern Buddhism); 1517/18 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the wood pig乙亥 ( at the beginning of the year wood dog 甲戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 337/338 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 353/354
Islamic calendar 364/365 (New Year 9/10 September)
Jewish calendar 4735/36 (September 8/9)
Coptic calendar 691/692
Malayalam calendar 150/151
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCXXVIII (1728)

Diocletian's era : 691/692 (turn of the year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1285/86 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1286/87 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 1013
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1031/32 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Eadweard II, King of England

After the death of his father Edgar on July 8, at the age of 13, Eadweard II took over the rule of Wessex and the other English sub-kingdoms. However, a group of nobles who want to give the crown to his seven-year-old half-brother Æthelred contradicts his claims . Eadweard, however, is supported by Dunstan , Archbishop of Canterbury , and Oswald of Worcester , Archbishop of York , as well as other nobles. It is mainly through Dunstan's support that Eadweard is recognized and crowned by the Witan , the council of the great. At the time of his accession to the throne, the kingdom was ravaged by famine and there were violent attacks on monasteries by nobles from Mercia . These raids are led by Ælfhere , who claims the lands King Edgar gave to the monks. Many monasteries are destroyed and the monks have to flee. The King, along with Archbishop Dunstan of Canterbury, defends the rights of the Church and the monasteries.

Central Europe

Byzantine Empire

  • The Byzantine emperor Johannes Tzimiskes leads his army in the campaign against the Arabs in Syria first to Emesa , which surrenders without a fight and then takes the old trading metropolis of Baalbek . Finally, the Syrian capital Damascus also reverts to Byzantium. In summer Johannes Tzimiskes invades Palestine . His troops succeed in conquering Nazareth and the important port cities of Acre and Caesarea Maritima . He then storms Sidon and Byblos in order to be able to secure supplies from his fleet via these port cities. However , he renounces the capture of the Holy City of Jerusalem because he has already got lost on the coast against the resistance of the fortress Tiberias and in order not to overload his supply lines.



First documentary mentions

science and technology

Azhar mosque

Religion and culture


  • Summer / autumn: Sophia , Abbess of Essen Abbey and Gandersheim Abbey († 1039 )


Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 975

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