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Statue of New Year's II in Aurillac
Gerbert von Aurillac
becomes Pope Silvester II.
Boleslav II, the pious
Duke Boleslav II
of Bohemia dies.
999 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 447/448 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 991/992
Buddhist calendar 1542/43 (southern Buddhism); 1541/42 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 61st (62nd) cycle

Year of the Earth-Pig己亥 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Dog 戊戌)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 361/362 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 377/378
Islamic calendar 389/390 (turn of the year 12/13 December)
Jewish calendar 4759/60 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 715/716
Malayalam calendar 174/175
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDCCLII (1752)

Diocletian's era 714/715

Seleucid era Babylon: 1309/10 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1310/11 (New Year October)

Spanish era 1037
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 1055/56 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events




First documentary mentions

  • First documentary mention of Saarbrücken (as "Castellum Sarabrucca" in a deed of donation from Emperor Otto III) and of Quiigart


Pope election

Sarcophagus of Gregory V

Appointments of bishops

Christianization of Scandinavia



Adelheid of Burgundy,
"Path of the Ottonians", Magdeburg Cathedral Square

Web links

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