Calendar overview 860
|Varangians under Prince Askold undertake a futile siege of Constantinople .|
|860 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||308/309 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1403/04 (southern Buddhism); 1402/03 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||59th (60th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||222/223 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||238/239 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||245/246 (March 27-28)|
|Jewish calendar||4620/21 (September 18-19)|
from urbe condita MDCXIII (1613)
Diocletian's era : 576/577 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1170/71 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1171/72 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||916/917 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Pentecost: King's meeting of Charles the Bald , Lothar II and Ludwig the German in Koblenz to settle disputes within the family, the result is the Peace of Koblenz .
- June 18 : The Varangian princes Askold and you, who reside in Kiev , undertake a campaign against Constantinople when Emperor Michael III. is on a campaign against the Arabs. The siege of Constantinople must be broken off on August 4th after the attackers' fleet was destroyed in a storm.
First documentary mentions
- First documentary mention of Westerbeverstedt (today Lunestedt) , Misselwarden , Rechtenfleth , Weyhe and Eitze in a report about the miraculous healings at the grave of Saint Willehad
- First documented mention of Altenbücken as Bokkenhusen
- First documentary mention of Sankt Lorenzen in Mürz Valley , Lesum and Roggenbeuren
- First documentary mention of the municipality of Pinkafeld in the Austrian Burgenland : The Carolingian King of Eastern Franconia, Ludwig the German, gave the Archbishop of Salzburg the estate “ad Peinicahu” (possibly equivalent to today's Pinkafeld).
Science and culture
- The Persian doctor at-Tabarī publishes the "Paradise of Wisdom" ( Firdaus al-Hikmah ), the first encyclopedic textbook of Islamic medicine .
- John X. , Pope († 929 )
- around 860: Ageltrude , Margravine of Camerino, Queen of Italy and Roman Empress († after 923)
- around 860: Solomon III. , Bishop of Constance and Abbot of St. Gallen († 919 / 920 )
- around 860: Mibu no Tadamine , Japanese Waka poet of the Heian period († around 920 )
- December 20 : Æthelbald , King of Wessex (* around 834 )
- Abbo , Bavarian monk, Bishop of Auxerre and Catholic saint