Calendar overview 869
|Fourth Council of Constantinople begins.|
|869 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||317/318 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1412/13 (southern Buddhism); 1411/12 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||59th (60th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||231/232 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||247/248 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||255/256 (December 8/9)|
|Jewish calendar||4629/30 (9/10 September)|
ab urbe condita MDCXXII (1622)
Diocletian's era : 585/586 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1179/80 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1180/81 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||925/926 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- November 20 : Edmund , the last English king of East Anglia , is killed in a battle against Vikings . Guthrum , a leader of the Great Danish Army that landed on the island in 865, has ruled there ever since .
- The Lower Austrian market town of Pitten is mentioned for the first time in the deed of donation of the property of the nun Peretcunda to the Hochstift Freising .
- July: When he can no longer meet the pay demands of the Turkish troops, al-Muʿtazz , caliph of the Abbasid Empire , is overthrown and killed. The Turkish military installed al-Muhtadi as their successor . Contrary to expectations, he does not pretend to be a puppet for the Turkish guards, but tries to exploit the rivalries between their officers. The power struggles at the Caliph's court of Samarra continue.
- September 7th : The Zanj uprising , a slave revolt in Mesopotamia, breaks out.
Science and culture
- The Japanese chronicle Shoku Nihon Kōki is completed.
- Fourth Council of Constantinople
- Bertolf is elected Archbishop of Trier to succeed Theutgaud, who died last year .
- July 9th : The Jōgan earthquake occurs off the Sanriku coast on the Japanese island of Honshū with a massive tsunami that kills around a thousand people.
- 14 February : Cyril , Slavic apostles (* 826 / 827 )
- July: al-Mu'tazz bi-'llāh , Abbasid caliph (* 847 )
- August 8 : Lothar II , Frankish king (* around 835 )
- October 6 : Irmentrud , Queen of West Franconia (* 825 )
- November 20 : Edmund , King of East Anglia, martyr and saint of the Catholic Church (* around 841 )
- Al-Jahiz , Arab man of letters (* around 776 )