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Heads of State · Nekrolog

Statue of Alfred the Great at Winchester
Alfred the Great
becomes King of Wessex .
Ludwig II fights against the Arabs in front of Bari
Emperor Ludwig II
conquered Bari from the Arabs .
871 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 319/320 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 863/864
Buddhist calendar 1414/15 (southern Buddhism); 1413/14 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 59th (60th) cycle

Year of the metal rabbit辛卯 ( at the beginning of the year metal tiger 庚寅)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 233/234 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 249/250 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 257/258 (November 17-18)
Jewish calendar 4631/32 (September 19-20)
Coptic calendar 587/588
Malayalam calendar 46/47
Roman calendar from urbe condita MDCXXIV (1624)

Diocletian's era : 587/588 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1181/82 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1182/83 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 909
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 927/928 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Viking Age in Wessex

Great Viking Army trains through England from 865

Byzantine Empire

  • Spring: Emperor Basil I sends an embassy to Tephrike to negotiate with the rebellious Paulicians under Chrysocheir . When these fail, he undertakes a campaign against them, but is defeated in a field battle and can only with difficulty escape from the battlefield. Encouraged by this success, Chrysocheir dares another raid deep into Anatolia, reaches Ankyra and devastates southern Galatia . Basil then sends a new army against them.

Other events in Europe

Abbasid Empire

  • During the Zanj uprising against the Abbasids under Caliph al-Mu'tamid , the rebels conquer Basra and completely destroy the “vicious” city. The slave army caused a massacre among the population and forced the survivors into slavery. In the vicinity of the destroyed Basra, the insurgents set up their own capital, which has a military command, administration and courts.

Culture and religion

Initial page IN PRINCIPIO




Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

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