Centuries: 10th century - 11th century - 12th century
Decades: 950s 960s 970s 980s 990s - 1000s - 1010s 1020s 1030s 1040s 1050s
Years: 996 997 998 999 1000 - 1001 - 1002 1003 1004 1005 1006
Accession of first king of Hungary, Stephen I.
Canonisation of Edward the Martyr, king of England.
King Robert II of France marries for the third time, with Constance Taillefer d'Arles.
Khmer king Jayavarman V is succeeded by Udayadityavarman I and/or Suryavarman I.
Otto III has Charlemagne's vault opened (see Aachen Cathedral).
Nicephorus III, emperor of Byzantium
Hroswitha of Gandersheim, dramatist