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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Pietro Orseolo II coat of arms
The Venetian doge
Pietro II. Orseolo
defeats the Dalmatians.
William Adolphe Bouguereau: Le Jour des morts (1859)
Abbot Odilo of Cluny introduces All Souls Day in all Cluniac monasteries.
998 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 446/447 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 990/991
Buddhist calendar 1541/42 (southern Buddhism); 1540/41 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the earth dog 戊戌 ( at the beginning of the year fire rooster 丁酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 360/361 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 376/377
Islamic calendar 387/ 388 /389 (Year 2/3 January. // 22/23. December)
Jewish calendar 4758/59 (23/24 September)
Coptic calendar 714/715
Malayalam calendar 173/174
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCLI (1751)

Diocletian's era 714/715

Seleucid era Babylon: 1308/09 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1309/10 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1036
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1054/55 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Holy Roman Empire / Italy

  • February 20 : Otto III. reaches Rome on his new Italian train , where he is granted admission voluntarily. Crescentius I. Nomentanus , the leader of the anti- imperial party, holed up in the Castel Sant'Angelo , while antipope John XVI. flees the city. A little later he is discovered by Ottonian troops in a tower, blinded, cruelly mutilated and led through the city on a triumphal procession. At a quickly convened synod, he was formally removed and placed in a monastery. Pope Gregory V , a relative of the emperor, regained control of the city.
  • April 28 : On a certificate from Otto III. The motto of the Renovatio imperii Romanorum is officially published for the first time .
  • April 29th : After a long siege, Crescentius I Nomentanus is captured and beheaded.
  • after August 3rd: Heribert is after the death of Hildebold von Worms by Otto III. appointed Chancellor of Germany .


Medieval miniature of the execution of Koppany

Republic of Venice

Venetian possessions around the year 1000
  • 998/ 1000 : On Ascension of Christ-one wins Venetian fleet under Doge Pietro II Orseolo. A victory over the Dalmatians, to which the city-state since a defeat in 887 does have to pay tribute. On his return in July, Pietro held the title of Duke of Dalmatia ( Dux Dalmatiae ).

Caliphate of Cordoba


First documentary mentions




The Byōdō-in's Phoenix Hall




Date of death secured

Drawing of Hildebold's grave plate

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 998

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