Trisha Shetty


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Year 997 (CMXCVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • The first documented reference, to the city of Gdańsk, is made.
  • Saint Adalbert of Prague is sent to Prussia, by Boleslaus I of Poland.
  • Samuil of Bulgaria is crowned Tsar by Pope Gregory V.
  • Trondheim, Norway is founded by King Olav Tryggvason. This will function as the main city and capital of Norway, until Bergen is founded in 1070.
  • In Spain, the Muslim de facto ruler of al-Andalus, al-Mansur, with the support of the Christian Portuguese knights, sacks one of Christendom's holiest sites of pilgrimage, Santiago de Compostella. On their way, they sack the cities of Zamora and Leon.
  • In Southern Italy, Smaragdos and Peter lead a rebellion against Byzantine rule.
  • Births

  • Alan III, Duke of Brittany
  • Rhys ap Tewdwr
  • Bertha of Milan, member of the Obertenghi dynasty.
  • Deaths

  • April 23 – Saint Adalbert of Prague (martyred)
  • Emperor Taizong of Song
  • Géza, Grand Prince of the Hungarians
  • Waldrada of Tuscany, dogaressa of Venice
  • Teresa Ansúrez, Leonese regent.
  • References

    997 Wikipedia

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