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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Johannes Skylitzes: The murder of Bardas
The groom Basilius murdered with the knowledge of the Byzantine emperor Michael III. his uncle and regent Bardas .
866 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 314/315 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 858/859
Buddhist calendar 1409/10 (southern Buddhism); 1408/09 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 59th (60th) cycle

Year of the Fire Dog丙戌 ( at the beginning of the year Wood Rooster 乙酉)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 228/229 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 244/245 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 251/252 (January 21/22)
Jewish calendar 4626/27 (September 13-14)
Coptic calendar 582/583
Malayalam calendar 41/42
Roman calendar from urbe condita MDCXIX (1619)

Diocletian's era : 582/583 (November turn of the year)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1176/77 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1177/78 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 904
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 922/923 (turn of the year April)


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Northern and Western Europe

Iberian Peninsula

Monument to Alfonso the Great

Abbasid Empire

  • January 11th : When, after several months of eventful fighting, the Turkish troops of al-Musta'in bi-llahs overflow into the opposing camp, the latter has to capitulate and abdicate. Despite security guarantees, he was murdered on October 17th in his exile in Wasit , southern Iraq . His opponent al-Mu'tazz bi-llah is Caliph of the Abbasid . However, he can only rely on the Turkish troops in his rule, as the Tahirids in Khorasan and the Arabs supported al-Musta'in during the civil war. In order to reduce this strong dependence on the Turks, he tries to play off the Turkish commanders against each other. The power struggles at the Caliph's court of Samarra continue unabated.

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Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

Died around 866

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