973 in history

Died in 973

Mar 26 Guntram the Rich a count in Breisgau, member of the noble family of the Etichonids, and possibly the progenitor of the House of Habsburg, one of Europe's most important royal families.
Mar 27 Hermann Billung the Margrave of the Billung March from 936 until his death. The first of the Saxon House of Billung, Hermann was a trusted lieutenant of Otto I, Holy Roman Emperor
May 7 Otto I Holy Roman Emperor German king from 936 and emperor of the Holy Roman Empire from 962 until his death in 973. The oldest son of Henry I the Fowler and Matilda, Otto was "the first of the Germans to be called the emperor of Italy"
May 15 Byrhthelm the Bishop of Wells and briefly the archbishop of Canterbury. A monk from Glastonbury Abbey, he served as Bishop of Wells beginning in 956, then was translated to Canterbury in 959, only to be translated back to Wells in the same year
Jul 4 Ulrich of Augsburg Bishop of Augsburg and a leader of the Roman Catholic Church in Germany. He was the first saint to be canonized
Nov 12 Burchard III Duke of Swabia the count of Thurgau and Zürichgau, perhaps of Rhaetia, and then Duke of Swabia from 954 to his death.