|991 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||439/440 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1534/35 (southern Buddhism); 1533/34 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||353/354 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||380/381 (turn of the year 19/20 March)|
|Jewish calendar||4751/52 (September 11-12)|
ab urbe condita MDCCXLIV (1744)
Diocletian's era : 707/708 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1301/02 (April)
Syria: 1302/03 (October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1047/48 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- 29 / March 30 : Archbishop Adalberon extending from the around the French fighting throne Duke Charles of Lower Lorraine has regained his archdiocese, uses his position to treason. During the night he opens the gates of Laon for the troops of King Hugo Capet , Karl is surprised and taken prisoner in his sleep.
- June: At a national council at the monastery of Saint-Basle-de- Verzy , Hugo Capet's Archbishop Arnulf von Reims is charged, convicted and suspended for infidelity because he opened the gates of the city of Reims to his rebellious uncle Karl in 989 . Arnulf's successor is his previous secretary Gerbert von Aurillac .
Holy Roman Empire
- After the death of Empress Theophanu on June 15 in Nijmegen , her mother-in-law Adelheid von Burgund took over the reign of her underage grandson Otto III. in the Holy Roman Empire . In September the eleven-year-old ruler moves against Slavic Brandenburg , which can be captured at short notice.
Northern Europe / British Isles
- August 10 : Viking Age : The Battle of Maldon penetrated beat Vikings in a raid in Essex a troop of Anglo-Saxon warrior among the leaders Byrhtnoth .
Republic of Venice
The Venetian National Assembly takes a disorder of Tribuno Memmo an opportunity this as Doge discontinued. Pietro II. Orseolo is elected as his successor. The old doge retires as a monk in the monastery of San Zaccaria , where he dies a little later.
First documentary mentions
- First documentary mention of Bietigheim , Hemmingen , Iggelheim , Niederröblingen and Zaisenhausen .
- Megingaud succeeds Reginold, Prince-Bishop of Eichstätt , who died on April 4th .
- After the death of Pilgrim on May 21, Christian becomes Bishop of Passau . He is the first bishop to have secular rule over the city of Passau .
- October: Wilderod is from King Otto III. designated as the successor to the late Erkinbald as Bishop of Strasbourg .
- December 8 : Hartwig becomes Archbishop of Salzburg . He succeeds Friedrich I. , who died on May 1st.
Date of death secured
- June 15 : Theophanu , Empress and Regent of the Holy Roman Empire (* around 960 )
- August: Lanzelin , Graf im Klettgau, Graf im Thurgau and Graf von Habsburg
Exact date of death unknown
- Gausfred I , Count of Empuries-Peralada and Rosseló (* before 931)
- Gregory III. , Bishop General of Porto near Rome
- Ibn Bābawaih , Imamitic hadith scholar of the Twelve Shia (* 918 )
- Judith , Duchess of Carinthia
- at-Tāʾiʿ li-amri ʾllāh , Abbasid caliph
- Yaqub ibn Killis , Egyptian vizier (* 930 )