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Imperial coronation of Charlemagne, Jean Fouquet around 1460
Charlemagne is led by Pope Leo III. in Peter's Basilica on Rome to the Roman Emperor crowned.
800 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 248/249 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 792/793
Buddhist calendar 1343/44 (southern Buddhism); 1342/43 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 58th (59th) cycle

Year of the Metal Dragon庚辰 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Rabbit 己卯)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 162/163 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 178/179 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 183/184 (January 31 / February 1)
Jewish calendar 4560/61 (23/24 September)
Coptic calendar 516/517
Roman calendar ab urbe condita MDLIII (1553)

Diocletian's era : 516/517 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1110/11 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1111/12 (New Year October)

Spanish era 838
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 856/857 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Franconian Empire

  • November 24th : Charlemagne arrives in Rome to discuss the events of the assassination attempt on Pope Leo III at a synod beginning December 1st . to be clarified in April 799 . Leo takes an oath of cleansing on December 23rd to dispel his opponents' allegations. These, led by the nobles Paschalis and Campulus, are thereupon sentenced to death, but then pardoned for exile in the Franconian Empire .
  • December 25th : Charlemagne is taken over by Pope Leo III. in Peter's Basilica on Rome to the Roman Emperor ( " Augustus " and " Emperor ") crowned, the present people with the words "Charles, Augustus, the God-winning large and peace-bringing Emperor of the Romans, life and victory!" the acclamation perform. The reason given to the Pope, is the alleged throne vacancy in Constantinople Opel where for 797 with Irene a woman for the first time sole ruler. Karl was initially denied recognition as a Western Roman emperor by Constantinople (" two emperor problem "). In fact, the coronation signifies the establishment of the Western Empire, which sees itself as a continuation of the Roman Empire ( Translatio imperii ). It is unclear whether the coronation in this form was intended by Karl himself.

Iberian Peninsula

Rest of Europe

Middle East and North Africa

South asia



Historical maps and views

Britain around 800



Saint-Paul de Cormery Abbey : Erected by Charlemagne in memory of Luitgard
  • June 4th : Luitgard , Queen of the Franks, consort or wife of Charlemagne
  • June: Staurakios , Byzantine eunuch, Patrikios and senior civil servant

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