982 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 982
Ab urbe condita 1735
Armenian calendar 431
Assyrian calendar 5732
Balinese saka calendar 903–904
Bengali calendar 389
Berber calendar 1932
Buddhist calendar 1526
Burmese calendar 344
Byzantine calendar 6490–6491
Chinese calendar 辛巳(Metal Snake)
3678 or 3618
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
3679 or 3619
Coptic calendar 698–699
Discordian calendar 2148
Ethiopian calendar 974–975
Hebrew calendar 4742–4743
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1038–1039
 - Shaka Samvat 903–904
 - Kali Yuga 4082–4083
Holocene calendar 10982
Iranian calendar 360–361
Islamic calendar 371–372
Japanese calendar Tengen 5
Javanese calendar 883–884
Julian calendar 982
Korean calendar 3315
Minguo calendar 930 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −486
Seleucid era 1293/1294 AG
Thai solar calendar 1524–1525
Tibetan calendar 阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
1108 or 727 or −45
    — to —
(male Water-Horse)
1109 or 728 or −44
Otto II (the Red) (955–983)

Year 982 (CMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place

  • Summer – Emperor Otto II (the Red) assembles an imperial expeditionary force at Taranto, and proceeds along the gulf coast towards Calabria. In the meantime, Emir Abu'l-Qasim (Kalbid) of the Emirate of Sicily declares a Holy War (jihad) against the Germans, but his forces retreat, when he notices the unexpected strength of Otto's troops (not far from Rossano).
  • July 13 (or 14) – Battle of Stilo: Abu'l-Qasim is cornered by the imperial German forces led by Otto II at Cape Colonna (south of Crotone). After a violent clash, the German heavy cavalry destroys the Muslim centre, killing al-Qasim in the initial fighting. The Saracens hold together, draws Otto into a trap, encircling and defeating his forces (killing around 4,000 men).[1]
  • King Harald Bluetooth invades Norway, pillaging south-west Norway all the way to Stad, where he encounters Haakon Sigurdsson (the de facto ruler of Norway) and his army. He flees back to Denmark, ending the invasion.

By topic




  1. ^ Reuter, Timothy (1999). The New Cambridge Medieval History, Volume III, p. 255. ISBN 978-0-521-36447-8.
  2. ^ "Islamic Culture and the Medical Arts_Hospitals". Retrieved November 8, 2011.

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