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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 940s 950s 960s970s980s 990s 1000s
Years: 970 971 972 973 974 975 976 977 978 979
Categories: BirthsDeaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Below are some of the major things that happened in the years from 970 to 979.


970

  • A major volcano erupts in Mashu, Japan.
  • A terrible famine begins in France.
  • Eric the Victorious becomes the first king of Sweden.

Births

  • Leif Ericson, Norse explorer
  • Seyyed Razi, important Muslim scholar and writer
  • Sitt al-Mulk
  • Xu Daoning, Chinese artist

Deaths

  • 30 January – Peter I of Bulgaria
  • Magyar leader, Taksány
  • Ferdinand II of Castile
  • Fujiwara no Saneyori
  • García III of Pamplona
  • Hatto II, Archbishop of Mainz
  • Menahem ben Saruq
  • Patriarch Polyeuctus of Constantinople
  • Taksony of Hungary

971

  • Kenneth II of Scotland succeeds Culen as King

Births

Deaths

  • Abu Jafar Khazeni
  • Culen of Scotland
  • Ziri ibn Manad

972

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973

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974

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975

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976

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977

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  • Hunain ibn Ishaq, Egyptian physician
  • Dubrawka, daughter of Duke Boleslav I of Bohemia

978

  • The revolt of Henry II, Duke of Bavaria against Otto II ends
  • England's royal mint is located at Guildford

Births

Deaths

  • March 18 – King Edward the Martyr of England
  • Abraham of Alexandria, Coptic pope
  • Li Houzhu, last Chinese emperor of the Southern Tang

979

Births

  • August 29 – Abu Taghlib, Emir of Mosul
  • Estrid of the Obotrites, future wife of king Olof Skötkonung of Sweden
  • Otto, Count of Vermandois

Deaths

  • Iago ab Idwal, King of Gwynedd
  • 'Imran

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