On This Day

What Happened in 996 AD

Historical Events

  • May 21 Pope Gregory V crowns his cousin Otto III as Holy Roman Emperor in St Peter's Basilica in Rome
  • Nov 1 First recorded use of modern name for Austria in the 'OstarrĂ®chi Document'

Famous People Who Died in 996 AD

  • Oct 24 Hugh Capet, King of France (987-96), dies at 58