980s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 9th century10th century11th century
Decades: 950s 960s 970s980s990s 1000s 1010s
Years: 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
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This is a list of events occurring in the 980s, ordered by year.

980[edit]

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  • Development of Dari dialect during the royal courts of the Samanids in Central Asia which became the major language of Persia.
  • Kamboja rule in Bengal is deposed by resurgent Palas.
  • The Zanj Empire is founded by Ali ibn Hasan, succeeding the Kilwa Empire.

Americas[edit]

  • Topiltzin starts to rule (approximate date).
  • Tula becomes the Toltec capital.

981[edit]

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  • The Viking explorer Eric the Red-haired leaves Norway to survey west of Iceland. He finds land and calls it Greenland. Hundreds of land-starved Vikings board longships and head west for this so-called "Greenland".
  • The de facto ruler of Al-Andalus, al-Mansur, conquers and razes to the ground the city of Zamora, as part of his effort to seize the Christian-dominated north of the Iberian Peninsula.

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983[edit]

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984[edit]

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Asia[edit]

  • Emperor Kazan succeeds Emperor En'yū on the throne of Japan.
  • The Song Dynasty Chinese engineer Qiao Wei innovates the first known use of the double-gated canal pound lock for adjusting different water levels in segments of the Grand Canal of China. This dramatically helps the passage of ships in segments with rougher waters leading slightly downhill. Qiao also has roof hangers built over the segments where double gates are installed, increasing the amount of safety for passing ships.

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985[edit]

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Asia[edit]

  • Rajaraja Chola I (considered by many as the greatest Emperor of the Chola Empire) becomes the Chola Emperor and brings in another golden era of Tamils and of the Chola dynasty.

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986[edit]

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987[edit]

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Africa[edit]

  • The Zirids fail to reconquer the western part of the Maghrib which they have recently lost to the Umayyads.[3]

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988[edit]

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989[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts _ Hospitals". Retrieved 8 November 2011. 
  2. ^ Boissonade, B. "Les premières croisades françaises en Espagne. Normands, Gascons, Aquitains et Bourguignons (1018-1032)". Bulletin Hispanique 36 (1): 5–28. doi:10.3406/hispa.1934.2607. 
  3. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.45.
  4. ^ Picard, Christophe (2000). Le Portugal musulman (VIIIe-XIIIe siècle0. L'Occident d'al-Andalus sous domination islamique. Paris: Maisonneuve & Larose. p. 109. ISBN 2-7068-1398-9. 
  5. ^ France, John (1991). "The occasion of the coming of the Normans to southern Italy". Journal of Medieval History 17 (1): 183–203. doi:10.1016/0304-4181(91)90033-H.