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Year of the Earth Snake己巳( at the beginning of the year Earth Dragon龙 辰)
Era of Diocletian: 685/686 ( year November )
Syria: 1280 /81 ( year October )
Politics and World Affairs
- Antioch on the Orontes (now Antakya ) is reconquered by the Byzantine general Michael Bourtzes by the Arabs.
- December 11: In Constantinople, the Byzantine Emperor Nikephoros II Opel is killed by his nephew John Tzimiskes in a conspiracy with the Empress Theophano in his bedroom.
More Events in Europe
- The Kievan Rus' under Sviatoslav destroyed the Khazar capital of Itil. End of Chasarenreiches.
- July 6th: The Fatimids begin in they conquered Egypt with the construction of their new residence city of Cairo. The initiative for the city foundation emanates from the commander Dschawar as- Siqilli. The Fatimid Caliph Abu Tamin al - Muizz they can al - Mansuriyya ("The Victorious " ) call.
- Fatimids conquer Egypt from the west.
- Gero is Archbishop of Cologne.
- Badi ' az- Zaman al - Hamadhani, Arabic poet
- Hilal al - Sabi ', Arabian writer, historian and bureaucrat
- Stephen I, the first king of Hungary
- William V, Duke of Aquitaine
- JANUARY 29: Peter I, Tsar of Bulgaria (* 895 )
- SEPTEMBER 25: Burchard, first bishop of Meissen