979 in history

Died in 979

Aug 3 Thietmar Margrave of Meissen the Margrave of Meissen from 970 until his death. Thietmar was the eldest of three brothers, all sons of Hidda, sister of Gero the Great, and Count Christian of Thuringia. His brothers were Gero, Archbishop of Cologne, and Odo I, Margrave of the Saxon Ostmark
Aug 29 Abu Taghlib the third Hamdanid ruler of the Emirate of Mosul, encompassing most of the Jazira.