Calendar overview 878
Anglo-Saxons from Wessex
defeat the Danish Vikings in the battle of cynwit .
|878 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||326/327 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1421/22 (southern Buddhism); 1420/21 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||59th (60th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||240/241 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||256/257 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||264/265 (September 2/3)|
|Jewish calendar||4638/39 (August 31 / September 1)|
from urbe condita MDCXXXI (1631)
Diocletian's era : 594/595 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1188/89 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1189/90 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||934/935 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Viking Age : The Kingdom of Wessex under King Alfred the Great conquered London from the Danes .
- Alfred the Great defeats the Great Pagan Army of the Vikings under Guthrum near Edington . Guthrum was subsequently baptized and withdrew to East Anglia .
- In the battle of Cynuit between the Danes and the English, the English can achieve victory. The - historically unrelated - leader of the Danes, Ubba Ragnarsson , allegedly one of many sons of the legendary Norse Viking leader Ragnar Lodbrok , dies in battle.
- Eochaid and his uncle Giric overthrow Aedh and rule Scotland together .
Southern and Western Europe
- May 21 : Islam in Italy : The Aghlabids under General Jafar ibn Muhammad al-Tamini conquer Syracuse from the Byzantines after a nine-month siege . The victorious Saracens tried to conquer the city fifty years earlier after landing in Sicily , but failed.
- September 7th : Ludwig II is again crowned King of Western France by Pope John VIII in Troyes .
First documentary mentions
- Hemberg is first mentioned in a document.
- Tannet , King of Bagan († 934 )
- around 878: Odo von Cluny , second abbot of the Benedictine Abbey of Cluny († 942 )