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The "Ostarrîchi Certificate"
Austria is mentioned for the first time in the " Ostarrîchi document".
996 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 444/445 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 988/989
Buddhist calendar 1539/40 (southern Buddhism); 1538/39 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the fire monkey丙申 ( at the beginning of the year wood sheep 乙未)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 358/359 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 374/375
Islamic calendar 385/386 (turn of the year January 24th / 25th)
Jewish calendar 4756/57 (September 16-17)
Coptic Calendar 712/713
Malayalam calendar 171/172
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCIL (1749)

Diocletian's era 712/713

Seleucid era Babylon: 1306/07 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1307/08 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1034
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1052/53 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire / Italy

Historical representation (around 1450): Pope Gregory V (left) anoints Otto III. (in front of him)
  • March: The 16-year-old Roman-German King Otto III. undertakes after a call for help from Pope John XV. , who was besieged by the Roman city prefect Crescentius I Nomentanus and his party and had to leave Rome, made his first move to Italy . On the way, Otto takes on the sponsorship of Ottone Orseolo , the son of the Venetian doge Pietro II. Orseolo in Verona . A Roman embassy meets Otto in Pavia to discuss the successor to Pope John XV, who has since died. to negotiate. While still in Ravenna, he nominated his relative and court chaplain Brun of Carinthia as successor to the Pope and had Archbishop Willigis of Mainz and Bishop Hildebold accompany him to Rome.
  • May 3 : Brun (o) of Carinthia becomes Gregory V, the first Pope from what is now German-speaking territory.
  • May 21 : Otto III. is crowned Emperor of the Holy Roman Empire by the new Pope Gregory V.
  • The new emperor and the new pope sit because of the expulsion of John XV. on Crescentius I. Nomentanus to judgment. He is sentenced to death, but pardoned by Gregor, whereupon he Otto III. takes the oath of allegiance.
  • June: Otto returns to the Reich via the Alps.
  • Already at the end of September, only a few months after his pardon, Crescentius expelled Pope Gregory V from Rome and prepared the appointment of an antipope .
  • After the death of Hermann I , his son Ezzo becomes Count Palatine of Lorraine . He is married to the imperial daughter Mathilde .


North africa

Documented first mentions and city rights

science and technology

  • Under the reign of King Otto III. In the Holy Roman Empire, the birth of Christ becomes the year 1 of a new era “after the birth of Christ” (Latin anno Domini “in the year of the Lord”). This was based on a proposal made by Dionysius Exiguus as early as the sixth century to update the Christian calculation of Easter.




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