Decades: 950s 960s 970s 980s 990s - 1000s - 1010s 1020s 1030s 1040s 1050s
Years: 997 998 999 1000 1001 - 1002 - 1003 1004 1005 1006 1007
November 13 - English king Ethelred gives order to kill all Danes in England.
Brian Boru rises to power in Ireland, taking the title of High King.
All-out war breaks out between Byzantine Emperor Basil II and Bulgarian tsar Samuil.
Henry II succeeds Otto III as king of Germany.
With a new group of colonists, an epidemic hits the Viking colony on Greenland.
Danegeld is payed.
June 21 - Pope Leo IX
August 8 - Emir al-Mansur, chief minister of the Umayyad caliphate of Cordoba
January 23 - Otto III, emperor of the Holy Roman Empire
Boleslaus III, duke of Bohemia