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Millennium: 1st millennium
967 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 967
Ab urbe condita 1720
Armenian calendar 416
Assyrian calendar 5717
Balinese saka calendar 888–889
Bengali calendar 374
Berber calendar 1917
Buddhist calendar 1511
Burmese calendar 329
Byzantine calendar 6475–6476
Chinese calendar 丙寅(Fire Tiger)
3663 or 3603
    — to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
3664 or 3604
Coptic calendar 683–684
Discordian calendar 2133
Ethiopian calendar 959–960
Hebrew calendar 4727–4728
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1023–1024
 - Shaka Samvat 888–889
 - Kali Yuga 4067–4068
Holocene calendar 10967
Iranian calendar 345–346
Islamic calendar 356–357
Japanese calendar Kōhō 4
Javanese calendar 867–868
Julian calendar 967
Korean calendar 3300
Minguo calendar 945 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −501
Seleucid era 1278/1279 AG
Thai solar calendar 1509–1510
Tibetan calendar 阳火虎年
(male Fire-Tiger)
1093 or 712 or −60
    — to —
(female Fire-Rabbit)
1094 or 713 or −59
Emperor Murakami (926–967)

Year 967 (CMLXVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place


  • Spring – Emperor Otto I (the Great) calls for a council at Rome to present the new government under Pope John XIII. He asserts his rights in the city and insists on the occasional presence of an imperial judge alongside the papal court. The era of Roman independence is over. Grado becomes the patriarchal and metropolitan church of the whole of the Veneto.[1]
  • Otto I goes on a tour of the Lombard duchies of southern Italy. In Capua he grants Pandulf I (Ironhead) the vacant Duchy of Spoleto and Camerino and charges him with prosecuting the war against the Byzantine Empire. In Benevento, Otto receives the homage of Pandulf's brother and co-ruler Landulf III. In Salerno he receives also the support of Gisulf I.
  • Otto I dispatches a imperial delegation (led by a Venetian named Domenico) to Constantinople with assurances of his friendship and a request for Princess Theophano (a daughter of the late Emperor Romanos II) for his 12-year-old son Otto II. As dowry Otto demands the Byzantine holdings in southern Italy.
  • Summer – Sviatoslav I, Grand Prince of Kiev, defeats Bulgar forces in the Balkans at the behest of Emperor Nikephoros II (who pays him 15,000 pounds of gold to invade the Bulgarian Empire).[2]
  • The imperial delegation arrives in Macedonia, but goes nowhere with Nikephoros II. Far from offering Byzantine Italy as dowry for Theophano, Nikephoros refuses to accept the claims of Otto I.
  • Otto I renews the imperial treaty with Pietro IV Candiano, doge of Venice. He grants him commercial privileges, and protection for Venetian citizens (also the possessions of Venetian bishops).
  • Winter – Otto I returns to Rome. On Christmas day, John XIII crowns Otto II as co-emperor of the Holy Roman Empire. Although Otto II is nominated as co-ruler, he exercises no real authority.[3]
  • Olaf Tryggvason flees Norway with his mother, only to be attacked by Estonian Vikings (approximate date).

Arabian Empire


  • July 5 – Emperor Murakami dies after a 21-year reign. He is succeeded by his 17-year-old son Reizei, who is insane and becomes the 63rd emperor of Japan.

By topic




In popular culture

  • Lou Reed makes a reference to this year in the song "Heroin" with the lyric "I wish that I was born a thousand years ago." As this song was released in 1967, he is referring to this year.


  1. ^ The Papacy: An Encyclopedia, Ed. Philippe Levillain, p. 841 (Routledge, 2002).
  2. ^ W. Treadgold. A History of the Byzantine State and Society, p. 509.
  3. ^ Reuter, Timothy (1991). Germany in the Early Middle Ages: 800–1056. Addison Wesley Longman. ISBN 978-0-582-49034-5.
  4. ^ The Abbey Church of St. Mary & St. Aethelfla
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