982 in history

982 events chronologically

Aug 15 Holy Roman Emperor Otto II is defeated by the Saracens in the Battle of Capo Colonna, in Calabria

Born in 982

Jul 13 Gunther Margrave of Merseburg the Margrave of Merseburg from 965 until his death, upon which the march of Merseburg was united to that of Meissen.
Jul 13 Landulf IV of Benevento the prince of Capua and Benevento from 968, when he was associated with his father, Pandulf Ironhead, and prince of Salerno associated with his father from 977 or 978. In 968, his uncle Landulf III died and this was the occasion of his rise, Pandulf ignored the rights of Landulf's son Pandulf, his nephew, and instead associated his own son with the government
Jul 13 Pandulf II of Salerno the prince of Salerno , the second of such princes of the family of the princes of Capua. He was originally appointed heir to the childless Gisulf I of Salerno, who had been reinstated on his throne by Pandulf's father, Pandulf Ironhead. On the former's death in 977, he succeeded him as co-prince of Salerno with his father. On the latter's death in March 981, the Ironhead's great principality was divided such that he inherited only Salerno, while Capua-Benevento went to his elder brother Landulf IV

Died in 982

Oct 13 Emperor Jingzong of Liao an emperor of the Liao Dynasty and reigned from March 13, 969 to October 13, 982.
Nov 1 Otto I Duke of Swabia and Bavaria the Duke of Swabia from 973 and Duke of Bavaria from 976. He was a member of the Ottonian dynasty, the only son of Duke Liudolf of Swabia and his wife Ida, and thus a grandson of the Emperor Otto I and his Anglo-Saxon wife Eadgyth. His sister Mathilde was the abbess of Essen Abbey