- December 11 - John I becomes Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
- Boris II succeeds Peter I as Czar of Bulgaria.
- Fatimids move their capital from Kairouan (in modern Tunisia) to Fustat (modern Cairo, Egypt).
- Emperor En'yu succeeds Emperor Reizei on the throne of Japan.
- Jing Zong succeeds Mu Zong in Khitan.
- Nicephorus II captures Antioch from the Arabs.