988 facts for kids

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 950s  960s  970s  – 980s –  990s  1000s  1010s
Years: 985 986 987988989 990 991

988 is a year in the 10th century.


  • Al-Azhar University is founded in Cairo, Egypt. It is the 2nd oldest university in the world.
  • Vladimir I, Prince of Kiev marries Anna, sister of Byzantine emperor Basil II and converts to Christianity. Baptism of Kievan Rus'.
  • Abbo becomes abbot at Fleury
  • Baile Átha Cliath (Dublin, Ireland) was founded.
  • Liao Dynasty adopts civil service examinations in the Southern Chancellery based on Tang Dynasty models.



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