On This Day

What Happened in 973 AD

Historical Events

  • Jan 19 Pope Benedictus VI elected

Famous People Born in 973

  • May 6 Henry II, Holy Roman Emperor (1014-24) and King of Germany (1002-24), born in Abbach, Bavaria, Holy Roman Empire (d. 1024)
  • Sep 15 Al-Biruni, mathematician (d. 1048)

Famous Deaths

  • Jan 14 Ekkehard I, monk of St Gallen (Vita Waltharii manu fortis), dies
  • Mar 27 Herman, Duke of Saxony
  • May 7 Otto I the Great, Holy Roman Emperor (962-973), dies at 60
  • Jul 4 Ulrich of Augsburg, German bishop (b. 890)