Category: 10th Century

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The Tenth Century CE, i.e. 901 to 1000

The 10th century is usually regarded as a low point in European history. In China it was also a period of political upheaval. In the Muslim World, however, it was a cultural zenith, especially in Spain under the Caliphate of Córdoba. Additionally, the 10th century was the zenith for the Byzantine and Bulgarian Empires. (1)

Significant people

Africa

Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi Billah, founder of the Fatamid dynasty of Egypt in 909

Eurasia and Eastern Roman Empire

Nicephorus II, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (lived 912–969, reigned 963–969)
John I Tzimisces, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire (lived 925–976, reigned 969–976)
Basil II, Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire, (lived 958–1025, reigned 976–1025)

Europe

Harald Fairhair, king of Norway, united Norway in 872 and remained its ruler until 933. One of the most powerful lords of Europe at the time.
Vladimir I, Prince of Kievan Rus (lived 958–1015)
Tomislav, king of Croatia, united the medieval Croatian state into the Kingdom of Croatia, crowned in 925
Abd-ar-rahman III of Cordoba
Simeon the Great, Emperor of Bulgaria (reigned 893–927)
Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor (lived 912–973, reigned 936–973)
Edmund I of England (lived 921–946, reigned 939–946)
Hugh Capet (lived 938–996), first Capetian King of France
Géza of Hungary, ruler of the Magyars (lived 940–997, reigned 970–997)
Otto II, Holy Roman Emperor (lived 955–983, reigned 973–983)
Theophanu, wife of Otto II, mother and Regent of Otto III, (lived 956–991, reigned 983–991)
Tsar Samuil of Bulgaria (lived 958–1014, reigned 976–1014)
Otto III, Holy Roman Emperor (lived 980–1002, reigned 983–1002)
Erik the Red, Norwegian explorer, founded Greenland
Leif Eiriksson, Norwegian explorer, son of Erik the Red, made the first European attempt to settle in America.
Olav Tryggvason becomes the first king to try to Christianize Norway, dies at the Battle of Svolder in 1000.
Eric the Victorius (Erik Segersäll), the first historically acknowledged king of Sweden (~945 - ~995)

Subcategories (1)


Person Profiles (28)

A

abt 0946 Aquitaine, France - 12 May 1003 photo

B

Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 12 May 1012 photo
19 Sep 0866 Constantinople - 11 May 0912 photo

C

Pavia, Holy Roman Empire - 20 Aug 0984 photo
Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 06 Sep 0972 photo

D

abt 0905 Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 08 Nov 0955 photo
Rome, Papal States - Jun 0913 photo
- Jul 0974 photo
Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 04 Jul 0965 photo
abt 0840 - 30 Jul 0903 photo

D cont.

abt 0910 Rome, Holy Roman Empire - Jan 0936 photo
abt 0915 Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 01 Mar 0965 photo
0936 - 13 Jul 0939 photo
0880 Rome, Papal States - 12 Feb 0929 photo
abt 0900 Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 01 May 0946 photo
- Oct 0942 photo
- Feb 0931 photo

F

abt 0864 Flanders, Nord, France - 10 Sep 0918 photo

G

Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 01 Apr 0996 photo

K

0972 Stainach im Ennstal, Eastern Franconia - 18 Feb 0999 photo

P

Priapi, Ardea, Papal States - Sep 0903 photo

R

0860 - 14 Apr 0911 photo

S

Sabina, Papal States - Mar 0914 photo
Rome, Holy Roman Empire - abt Jul 1009 photo

T

Tossignano, Papal States - 28 May 0928 photo
Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 10 Jul 0983 photo
abt 0937 Rome, Holy Roman Empire - 14 May 0964 photo




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