Calendar overview 999
becomes Pope Silvester II.
of Bohemia dies.
|999 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||447/448 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1542/43 (southern Buddhism); 1541/42 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||61st (62nd) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||361/362 (turn of the year April)|
|Islamic calendar||389/390 (turn of the year 12/13 December)|
|Jewish calendar||4759/60 (September 13-14)|
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)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||1055/56 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- February 7th : Boleslav III. becomes Duke of Bohemia from the Přemyslid dynasty after the death of his father Boleslav II . Soon after taking over the rule, he comes into conflict with his brothers Jaromír and Oldřich , who flee from him to Regensburg.
- April 26th : Otto III. gives his sister Adelheid, the abbess of Quedlinburg , the Gera area .
- April: Margrave Arduin of Ivrea is excommunicated at a synod in Rome for the murder of a bishop.
- Bermudo II dies of gout , his successor as King of León and Galicia is his five-year-old son Alfonso V under the tutelage of his mother Elvira. He has the city of León , destroyed by Almansor in 987, repopulated. During his minority he received support from Navarre and Castile in the armed conflict with the Caliphate of Cordoba .
- The presence of Norman knights is mentioned for the first time in southern Italy .
- February 1 : Abd al-Malik II becomes ruler of the Samanid Empire through a coup against his older brother Abu'l-Haret Mansur .
- May 16 : The Ghaznavid ruler Mahmud defeats Abd al-Malik in a battle near Merw and conquers Khorasan from the Samanids.
- October 23 : The Qarakhanids under Aslan-Ilek Nasr occupy Bukhara . Abd al-Malik is taken prisoner, the Samanid Empire de facto ceases to exist.
First documentary mentions
- First documentary mention of Saarbrücken (as "Castellum Sarabrucca" in a deed of donation from Emperor Otto III) and of Quiigart
- February 18 : Pope Gregory V dies in Rome at the age of only 27 , presumably of malaria . Rumors that he was poisoned cannot be confirmed. The Salier is buried next to the coffin of Emperor Otto II , who was the only Holy Roman Emperor to die in Rome and to be buried there.
- April 2 : Gerbert von Aurillac is with the support of Emperor Otto III. elected Pope and takes the name Silvester II .
Appointments of bishops
- Arnulf becomes Archbishop of Reims as the successor of the tanner of Aurillac elected Pope .
- Heribert becomes Archbishop of Cologne as the successor to Everger , who died on June 11th .
- September 4th : After only one year of reign, Bishop Franko von Worms dies . The Otto III. Initially appointed as successors, court chaplains Erpo and Razo died in a very short time, followed by Franko's brother Burchard as Bishop of Worms.
- Alawich II , previously abbot in Reichenau monastery , succeeds the late Wilderod as Bishop of Strasbourg .
- With the donation of the Münster-Granfelden Abbey by King Rudolf von Hochburgund to the Bishopric of Basel , the Prince-Bishopric of Basel was founded as a secular domain. Adalbero II becomes the first prince-bishop.
- The last Burgundy king Rudolf III. leaves the county of Valais to Bishop Hugo von Sitten as a fiefdom , who becomes the first prince-bishop.
- Roman Catholicism in the Faroe Islands : the beginning of the Christianization of the Faroe Islands by Sigmundur Brestisson
- Þangbrandr returns to Norway from his missionary work in Iceland without much success . Most of the Icelanders have resisted his violent attempts at Christianization .
- February 7 : Boleslav II , Bohemian prince (* around 920 )
- February 7th / 8th : Mathilde , first abbess of the Quedlinburg Abbey (* 955 )
- February 18 : Gregory V , Pope (* 972 )
- September 4th : Franko , Bishop of Worms
- October 3 : Erpo , Bishop of Worms
- October / November: Razo , Bishop of Worms
- November 4th : Gregor , Abbot of Burtscheid (* around 935 )