__NOTOC__ Year 901 ( CMI) was a
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By place


* February – King Louis the Blind, Louis III (the Blind) is crowned as Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Pope Benedict IV, Benedict IV at Rome. His rival Berengar I of Italy, Berengar I seeks refuge in Bavaria at the court of King Louis the Child, Louis IV (the Child). * March – Abdallah II of Ifriqiya, Abu Abbas Abdallah resumes his Aghlabid campaign against the Byzantine Empire, Byzantine enclaves of Emirate of Sicily, Sicily. He dispatches his fleet towards Messina, while bombarding the town walls of Damona. * June 10 – Abu Abbas Abdallah crosses the Strait of Messina and proceeds to Reggio Calabria. Appearing before its walls, the Byzantine garrison flees, surrendering the city to the Aghlabids. * Summer – Abu Abbas Abdallah defeats a relief Byzantine navy dispatched from Constantinople at Messina. He dismantles the fortifications of Messina and transfers his booty to Palermo. * July 10 – Battle of Zamora, Spain, Zamora: In Al-Andalus, Ibn al-Qitt and Abū Naṣr ‘Abd Allāh ibn ‘Alī al-Sarrāj call for a small jihad, but are defeated by King Alfonso III of Asturias, Alfonso III.


* FallAnglo-Saxons.net : Edward the Elder
– Æthelwold ætheling, Æthelwold (a son of Æthelred of Wessex, Æthelred I) rebels against his cousin, King Edward the Elder. He comes with a fleet to Essex, and encourages the Danish Vikings of Kingdom of East Anglia, East Anglia to rise up. * Edward the Elder takes the title "King of the Anglo-Saxons". His mother, Dowager-Queen Ealhswith, founds the St Mary's Abbey, Winchester, Nunnaminster at Winchester and retires into a religious life there. * The first written mention is made of Shrewsbury (West Midlands (region), West Midlands).

Arabian Empire

* February 18 – Thābit ibn Qurra dies at Baghdad, having served as court astronomer to the Abbasid Caliphate, Abbasid Caliph Al-Mutadid. He has spent his life translating and teaching the works of Greek mathematicians, and of his own. * Abu 'Abdullah al-Shi'i leads the rebellion of the Kutama Berbers (a movement of the Shia Islam, Shite Fatimid Caliphate, Fatimids), against the Aghlabid emirate in Ifriqiya (modern Tunisia).


* January 24 – Emperor Emperor Zhaozong of Tang, Zhao Zong of the Tang dynasty, Tang Dynasty (after he is briefly deposed by general Liu Jishu) is restored to the Chinese throne. Liu, with four eunuch family members are killed. * January 25 – Sugawara no Michizane, a Japanese Japanese poetry, poet, is demoted from his Aristocracy (class), aristocratic rank and is exiled to a minor official post at Dazaifu (government), Dazaifu (Chikuzen Province). * The Kingdom of Taebong, Hu Goguryeo is established by the rebel leader Gung Ye. He subjugates the local lords in the Korean Peninsula and proclaims himself king. * In China, Fuzhou City (Fujian, Fujian Province) is expanded, with the construction of a new Defensive wall, city wall ("Luo City"). * Abaoji is elected chieftain of the Yila tribe and becomes commander of all Khitan people, Khitan military forces.


* The Mesoamerican ballgame court is dedicated by the Maya civilization, Maya ruler Chan Chak K'ak'nal Ajaw (also known as Lord Chac) at Uxmal (modern Mexico). * The Toltec Empire, Toltecs establish themselves at Tula (Mesoamerican site), Tula. The city becomes the capital and rises to prominence after the fall of Teotihuacan (approximate date).

By topic


* January – Arethas of Caesarea speaks on the occasion of the Epiphany (holiday), Epiphany. He becomes the official rhetor at the Byzantine court of Emperor Leo VI the Wise, Leo VI (the Wise) at Constantinople, and is nominated as Archbishop of Kayseri, Caesarea in Cappadocia. * March 1 – Nicholas Mystikos, a layman close to Photios I of Constantinople, Photios, becomes Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Patriarch of Constantinople.Theodora Antonopoulo
''The Homilies of the Emperor Leo VI''
BRILL, 1997. .


* Biagota, probable wife of duke Boleslaus I of Bohemia


* January 24 – Liu Jishu, general of the Tang dynasty, Tang Dynasty * February 12 – Antony II of Constantinople, Antony II, patriarch of Constantinople * February 18 – Thābit ibn Qurra, Syrian astronomer and physician (b. 826) * April 12 – Eudokia Baïana, Byzantine empress and wife of Leo VI the Wise, Leo VI * July 8 – Grimbald, Frankish Order of Saint Benedict, Benedictine monk (b. 820) * November 10 – Adelaide of Paris, Adelaide, queen of the West Francia, West Frankish Kingdom * Guaimar I of Salerno, Lombard prince * Lady Shuiqiu, wife of Qian Kuan * Lei Man, warlord of the Tang Dynasty * Muhammad ibn Abi'l-Saj, Abbasid general * Ubayd Allah ibn Sulayman, Abbasid vizier * Wu Renbi, Chinese Taoism, Taoist and writer * Xu Yanruo, Chancellor of the Tang dynasty, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty


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