|Covid-19|Buluggin ibn Ziri is appointed viceroy in Ifriqiya, starting the Zirid Dynasty.
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.
Pope Benedict VI succeeds Pope John XIII as pope.
Saint Eadburga is canonized.
March 27 – King Robert II of France (d. 1031)
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
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).
Year 972 (CMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.