On This Day

Historical Figures Who Died in 976 AD

  • Jan 10 John I Tzimisces/Tzimiskes, Byzantine Emperor (969-76), dies at 51
  • Oct 1 Al-Hakam II, Moors kalief of Cordoba, dies
  • Oct 8 Jelena of Zadar, Croatian queen

Taizu

Nov 14 Taizu [Zhao Kuangyin], Founder and 1st Emperor of the Song Dynasty (960-976) who reunified most of China by conquering the states of Southern Tang, Later Shu, Southern Han and Jingnan, dies at 49