Year 973 AD in History

Events in History

  • Jan 19 Pope Benedictus VI elected

Historical Figures Born in 973 AD

  • 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 4 Al-Biruni, Iranian mathematician, astronomer and polymath, born in Kath, Khwarezm, Afrighid dynasty (d. 1048) [some sources cite 5th as birth date]

Historical Figures Who Died in 973 AD

  • 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)