966 in history

966 events chronologically

Apr 14 After his marriage to the Christian Dobrawa of Bohemia, the pagan ruler of the Polans, Mieszko I, converts to Christianity, an event considered to be the founding of the Polish state

Died in 966

Jan 19 Fujiwara no Asatada a middle Heian waka and Japanese nobleman. He is designated as a member of the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals and one of his poems is included in the famous anthology Hyakunin Isshu
Aug 4 Berengar II of Italy the King of Italy from 950 until his deposition in 961. He was a scion of the Anscarid and Unruoching dynasties, and was named after his maternal grandfather, Berengar He succeeded his father as Margrave of Ivrea around 923 , and after 940 led the aristocratic opposition to Kings Hugh and Lothair In 950 he succeeded the latter and had his son, Adalbert crowned as his co-ruler. In 952 he recognised the suzerainty of Otto I of Germany, but he later joined a revolt against him. In 960 he invaded the Papal States, and the next year his kingdom was conquered by Otto. Berengar remained at large until his surrender in 964. He died imprisoned in Germany two years later
Dec 19 Sancho I of León a king of León.