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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 950s  960s  970s  – 980s –  990s  1000s  1010s
Years: 980 981 982983984 985 986

Year 983 (CMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Asia

  • Wood carvers paid by China's Song Dynasty complete a carving of the entire Buddhist canon for printing (130,000 total blocks are made).
  • The reign of Amir Adhad ad-Dowleh of Buwayhid ends.
  • Sharaf ad-Dawla becomes Amir Buwayhid.
  • The Khazar Empire ends.
  • Emperor Shengzong leads a Liao Dynasty expeditionary force against the Zubu.
  • One of the Four Great Books of Song, the encyclopedia Imperial Readings of the Taiping Era is finished in 1,000 volumes of 4.7 million written Chinese characters.

Europe

  • Otto III becomes King of Germany after the death of Otto II.
  • Veronese donation during the diet of Verona. Otto gave the Rheingau to the archbishopric of Mainz

By topic

Religion


Births

  • Odo II, Count of Blois
  • Wulfnoth Cild

Deaths

  • Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • 'Adud al-Daula
  • Pope Benedict VII
  • Mu'ayyad al-Daula
  • Patriarch Anthony III of Constantinople

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