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- 993: The first canonization of church history (Ulrich of Augsburg) is by Pope John XV. announced.
- 996: Under the King Otto III government. is birth to Year 1 of a new era " after Christ " (Latin anno Domini, " in the year of our Lord " ) of Christ in the Holy Roman Empire. This plausible from a Christian perspective idea went back to the living in the 6th century abbot Dionysius Exiguus.