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This article is about the year 969. For the number, see 969 (number).
For Buddhist movement, see 969 Movement.
|Centuries:||9th century – 10th century – 11th century|
|Decades:||930s 940s 950s – 960s – 970s 980s 990s|
|Years:||966 967 968 – 969 – 970 971 972|
|969 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1722|
|Chinese calendar||戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3665 or 3605
— to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
3666 or 3606
|- Vikram Samvat||1025–1026|
|- Shaka Samvat||891–892|
|- Kali Yuga||4070–4071|
|Japanese calendar||Anna 2
|Minguo calendar||943 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1280/1281 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1511–1512|
- Peter I abdicates and retires to a monastery and is succeeded by Boris II as Tsar of Bulgaria.
- Conquest of Bulgaria by Sviatoslav I of Kiev.
- June: Fustat surrenders to the Fatimids, ending the Ikhshidid dynasty and signalling the takeover of Egypt by the Fatimids.
- Emperor En'yū succeeds Emperor Reizei on the throne of Japan.
- Jing Zong succeeds Mu Zong in the Khitan Empire.
- October 28 – Byzantine general Michael Bourtzes seizes part of Antioch's fortifications. The capture of the city from the Arabs is completed three days later, when reinforcements under the stratopedarches Peter arrive.
- Uththama Chola becomes the Chola Emperor after the mysterious death of Aditya Karikalan (also known as Aditya Chola II). He rules for 16 years. Arulmolivarman becomes the heir apparent, and later the great Rajaraja Chola I.
- July 11 – Olga of Kiev
- Harald II of Norway
- December 11 – Nikephoros II Phokas (murdered by John I Tzimiskes)
- Emperor Muzong of Liao (murdered)