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What Happened in 972 AD

Historical Events

  • Apr 14 Notger becomes bishop of Liege
  • Jun 24 Battle of Cedynia, the first documented victory of Polish forces; Mieszko I of Poland decisively defeated Odo I of Lusatia

Famous People Born in 972 AD

  • Mar 27 Robert II of France [the Pious, the Wise], King of the Franks (996-1031), born in OrlĂ©ans, France (d. 1031)

Famous People Who Died in 972 AD

  • Sep 6 John XIII Crescentii, pope (965-72), dies