980s

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Years: 980 981 982 983 984 985 986 987 988 989
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This is a list of events occurring in the 980s, ordered by year.

980

By place

Europe

Asia

  • 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

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

981

By place

Europe

  • 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.

Asia

982

By place

Americas

Europe

Asia

By topic

Religion

983

By place

Asia

Europe

By topic

Religion


984

By place

Asia

  • 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.

Europe

By topic

Religion

985

By place

Europe

Asia

  • 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.

By topic

Religion

986

By place

Europe

Asia

America

987

By place

Americas

Africa

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

Europe

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Art

988

By place

Europe

Asia

989

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Art

Education

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References

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  3. Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.45.
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