990s

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The 990s decade ran from January 1, 990, to December 31, 999.

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990

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Europe
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Religion
  • June – The Pax Ecclesiae, an edict by the Catholic Church is promulgated. Held at three synods in different parts of southern and central France – at Charroux, Narbonne and Puy – attempting to outlaw acts of war against non-combatants and the clergy.

991

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England
Arabian Empire

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Religion

992

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Europe

993

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Europe

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Religion
Astronomy

994

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
England

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Astronomy

995

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
England
Asia

996

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Europe
Africa
China

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Religion

997

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
England
Arabian Empire
China

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Religion
  • Spring – Pope Gregory V is exiled during a rebellion led by Crescentius II (the younger), patrician (the de facto ruler) of Rome. The Crescentii family appoints Giovanni Filagato (former tutor of Otto III) as an antipope under the name John XVI (or XVII), until 998.
  • April 23Adalbert, exiled bishop of Prague, organises a mission to convert the Old Prussians in north-east Poland. On his way, Adalbert is murdered by pagans on the Baltic coast. His body is bought back for its weight in gold by Duke Bolesław I (the Brave).[16]
  • The first documented reference of Gdańsk is made by Adalbert. During his mission he baptises the inhabitants of the city called Gyddannyzc.

998

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Europe
Arabian Empire
Japan

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Religion

999

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Europe
Ireland
Central Asia

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