Calendar overview 881
East Franconian King Charlemagne
is crowned Roman Emperor by Pope John VIII .
|881 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||329/330 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1424/25 (southern Buddhism); 1423/24 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||59th (60th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||243/244 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||259/260 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||267/268 (July 31 / August 1)|
|Jewish calendar||4641/42 (August 28-29)|
from urbe condita MDCXXXIV (1634)
Diocletian's era : 597/598 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1191/92 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1192/93 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||937/938 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Western and Central Europe
- February 12th : The East Frankish King Karl the Fat is crowned Roman Emperor by Pope John VIII .
- August 3rd : The West Franconian King Ludwig III. defeats the Vikings in the battle of Saucourt .
- Giovanni II Particiaco is elected Doge of Venice after the death of his father Orso I. Particiaco .
- Viking Age : The Normans destroy numerous towns and cities and the like. a. also Cologne and the Aachen Palatinate . This campaign also are Maastricht , Liege and some monasteries in the Ardennes , as the monastery Malmedy destroyed.
- Beginning of the Hungarian invasions into Eastern Franconia : At Wenia ( settlement Vienna or river Vienna ) there is an attack by the Magyars .
- Prince Oleg moves with an army of Slavs, Finns and Varangians from Novgorod down the Dnieper to Kiev . On the way he conquered Smolensk and takes over after the assassination Askolds and Dirs falling a stratagem victim to 882 dominion over the Poljanen . Kiev is expanded to become the “mother of Russian cities” and Novgorod is obliged to pay tribute to the Varangians.
- January 7th : Seiwa , Tennō (Emperor) of Japan (* 850 )
- David I , ruler of the Georgian Kingdom of Tao-Klardschetien
- Orso I. Particiaco , Doge of Venice