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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 920s 930s 940s950s960s 970s 980s
Years: 950 951 952 953 954 955 956 957 958 959
Categories: BirthsDeaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Below are some of the important events that happened from 950 to 959.


950

  • World population is thought to be 250 million.
  • Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia makes peace with Otto I.
  • The Later Han Dynasty in China falls.

Births

Deaths

951

  • Allat the Maharana of Mewar comes to power.
  • The Later Zhou Dynasty is founded by Guo Wei in China.
  • The Northern Han Kingdom is founded by Liu Min in northern China.

Births

  • Gregory of Narek, Armenian monk, poet, and theologian
  • Saint Romuald

Deaths

  • Emperor Shizong of the Liao Dynasty
  • 2 January – Liu Chengyou, Emperor Yin of the Later Han Dynasty

952

Births

  • Emperor Gongdi of Later Zhou

Deaths

  • Emperor Suzaku of Japan
  • Hugh, Duke of Burgundy

953

  • Liudolf, Duke of Swabia and Conrad the Red rebel against German King Otto I.

Births

  • Charles, Duke of Lower Lorraine
  • Herbert III, Count of Vermandois
  • Al-Karaji, Persian mathematician and engineer
  • Kisai Marvazi, Persian poet

Deaths

  • Abas I of Armenia, King of Armenia
  • Ismail al-Mansur. third Fatimid Caliph
  • Empress Dowager Yingtian of the Liao Dynasty
  • Muhammad bin Musafir, Sallarid ruler of Tarum and Iranian Azerbaijan
  • Rasso, Bavarian count, military leader, pilgrim, and saint.
  • Rhodri ap Hywel, king of Deheubarth

954

  • King Máel Coluim I of Scotland is killed in battle against the Highlanders. He is succeeded by Indulf I of Scotland.
  • Chateau Chinon is built by Theobald I of Blois.
  • Edred becomes king of all England.

Births

Deaths

  • September 10 – King Louis IV of France
  • King Eric I of Norway
  • Emperor Taizu of Later Zhou
  • Feng Tao
  • Liu Min

955

Births

Deaths

956

Deaths

  • April 8 – Gilbert of Chalon, Duke of Burgundy
  • Ali al-Masudi, Arab historian, geographer and philosopher

957

Births

  • Gormlaith of Lienster, wife of Olaf Cuarran, Malachy II and Brian Boru

Deaths

  • September 6 – Liudolf, Duke of Swabia

958

  • Probable date of the start of the Marche dynasty.
  • King Kshemgupta of Kashmir dies. He is succeeded by his young son Abhimanyu. Didda, his mother, becomes de facto ruler.
  • The Later Zhou Dynasty goes against Liao Dynasty positions in the Sixteen Prefectures. They are defeated.
  • Battle of Raban: Byzantines under John Tzimiskes defeat Sayf al-Dawla

Births

Deaths

  • King Gorm the Old of Denmark
  • Masudi, Arab geographer, historian, and physicist
  • Tuathal mac Augaire, King of Leinster, Ireland

959

Births

  • Emperor En'yū of Japan

Deaths


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