961 in history

961 events chronologically

Mar 6 Byzantine conquest of Chandax by Nikephoros Phokas, end of the Emirate of Crete

Born in 961

Oct 1 Artald of Reims twice Archbishop of Reims. He held the post first 931 to 940, when he was displaced by Hugh of Vermandois. He was restored, with the help of Louis IV of France, in 946

Died in 961

Oct 15 Abd-ar-Rahman III the Emir and Caliph of Córdoba of the Ummayad dynasty in al-Andalus. Called al-Nasir li-Din Allah , he ascended the throne in his early 20s, and reigned for half a century as the most powerful prince of Iberia. Although people of all creeds enjoyed tolerance and freedom of religion under his rule, he repelled the Fatimids, partly by supporting their Maghrawa enemies in North Africa, and partly by claiming the title Caliph for himself