Calendar overview 998
Pietro II. Orseolo
defeats the Dalmatians.
|Odilo of Cluny introduces All Souls Day in all Cluniac monasteries.|
|998 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||446/447 (turn of the year July)|
|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)|
|Islamic calendar||387/ 388 /389 (Year 2/3 January. // 22/23. December)|
|Jewish calendar||4758/59 (23/24 September)|
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)
|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 .
- In the battle of Veszprém , the Hungarian tribal prince Koppány from the Árpáden family was defeated by Duke Stephen's troops , who had the decisive support of Bavarian knights, and was executed on the battlefield. Stephan is thus the undisputed ruler of Hungary .
Republic of Venice
- 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
- Abd al-Malik is appointed governor in northern Morocco by his father Almansor , the actual ruler of the Caliphate of Córdoba in Fez .
- Sultan Mahmud of Ghazni ousts his brother Ismail in Khorasan and takes power in the Ghaznavid empire with the capital Ghazni - temporarily under the rule of the Persian Samanids . Under him the former military slave dynasty of the Ghaznavids reached its peak of power.
First documentary mentions
- Bassano del Grappa in Veneto , Bevaix , Brot-Plamboz , Hohenpolding in Bavaria and Noiraigue in the canton of Neuchâtel and Stetten in the canton of Aargau are mentioned for the first time.
- Rudolf of Burgundy donated grapes from his homeland to Bevaix Abbey , thus laying the foundation for the Neuchâtel wine culture.
- First written mention of viticulture at Saale / Unstrut in Thuringia on the basis of a deed of gift.
- Franko succeeds Hildebold , who died on August 3, as Bishop of Worms .
- November 2 : Abbot Odilo von Cluny designated this day as a day of remembrance for the deceased. In a few years' time, the day will develop into All Souls Day .
- Emperor Otto III. appoints Gerbert von Aurillac as Archbishop of Ravenna and Leo von Vercelli as Bishop of the Piedmontese city of Vercelli .
- Thiddag succeeds Adalbert Bishop of Prague, who was murdered by the Prussians the previous year .
- The Christianization of the Faroe Islands by Sigmundur Brestisson begins. She met with considerable resistance from the Viking chief Tróndur í Gøtu .
Date of death secured
- April 29th : Crescentius I. Nomentanus , Roman patrician
- April: Abū Sulaimān al-Chattābī , Islamic theologian, man of letters, philologist and lexicographer (* 931 )
- July 15 : Abu l-Wafa al Busdjani , Persian mathematician and astronomer (* 940 )
- August 3 : Hildebold , Bishop of Worms (* around 940 )
- August 24th : Sisinios II , Patriarch of Constantinople
- September 3 : Gottfried the Prisoner , Count of Bidgau and Methingau, Count of Verdun, Count in Hainaut (* around 937 )
- October 28 : Siegfried I , Count in the Moselgau and Vogt of the Imperial Abbey of St. Maximin, founder of Luxembourg (* around 920 )