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The year 973 was a common year that started on a Wednesday.

Events[change | change source]

Caliph Al-Mu'izz moves the capital of the Fatimid Caliphate to Cairo in Egypt from Tunisia.

Pope Benedict VI becomes the 134th pope of the Catholic Church. He is put in Rome with the permission of Otto I and becomes the puppet ruler of the Roman Empire.[1]

The emperor Otto I dies in Germany after ruling for 37 years. His son Otto II takes his place at 18 year old who makes the government of the Roman Empire into a autocracy.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Keepers of the keys of heaven: A History of the Papacy.
  2. The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume III. ISBN 978-0-521-36447-8.