926 in history

Born in 926

Jul 14 Emperor Murakami the 62nd emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Dec 12 William II Duke of Aquitaine the Count of Auvergne and Duke of Aquitaine from 918 to his death, succeeding his uncle William I.

Died in 926

Jan 8 Athelm an English churchman, who was the first Bishop of Wells, and later Archbishop of Canterbury. His translation, or moving from one bishopric to another, was a precedent for later translations of ecclesiastics, because prior to this time period such movements were considered illegal. While archbishop, Athelm crowned the new king and perhaps wrote the coronation service for the event. An older relative of Dunstan, a later Archbishop of Canterbury, Athelm helped promote Dunstan's early career. After Athelm's death, he was considered a saint
Apr 29 Burchard II Duke of Swabia the Hunfriding Duke of Swabia and Count of Raetia. He was the son of Burchard I and Liutgard of Saxony
Sep 6 Emperor Taizu of Liao the first emperor of the Liao Dynasty. His given name was Abaoji , and he also took the Chinese name Some sources also suggest that the surname Yelü was adopted during his lifetime, though there is no unanimity on this point