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Year 972 (CMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Buluggin ibn Ziri is appointed viceroy in Ifriqiya, starting the Zirid Dynasty.
  • Europe

  • The city of Satu Mare, Romania is founded.
  • Otto II marries Theophanu, Byzantine princess.
  • Battle of Cedynia: Polish duke Mieszko I defeats the Germans.
  • Boleslaus II the Pious succeeds Boleslav I in Bohemia.
  • The monastery at the site of Peterborough Cathedral is rebuilt.
  • Emperor John Tzimisces makes eastern Bulgaria a Byzantine dependency.
  • A battle between Estonian and Icelandic Vikings in Saaremaa is described in Njál's saga.
  • Yaropolk of Kiev succeeds Sviatoslav I in Kiev.
  • Religion

  • Pope Benedict VI succeeds Pope John XIII as pope.
  • Saint Eadburga is canonized.
  • Births

  • March 27 – King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
  • Al-Mawardi
  • Ermesinde of Carcassonne, countess and regent of Barcelona (d. 1057)
  • Fujiwara no Yukinari
  • Fulk III of Anjou
  • Pope Gregory V
  • Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor
  • Renauld I, Count of Nevers
  • Deaths

  • September 6 – Pope John XIII
  • Boleslav I of Bohemia
  • Liutprand, bishop of Cremona and historian
  • Sviatoslav I, Prince of Kiev
  • Kuya, Japanese monk of Pure Land Buddhism (b. 903).
  • References

    972 Wikipedia

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