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801

Year 801 (DCCCI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Europe

  • Emperor Charlemagne formally cedes Nordalbian territory (modern-day Schleswig-Holstein) to the pagan Obotrites (allies of the Carolingian Empire).
  • April 3 – King Louis the Pious, son of Charlemagne, captures Barcelona after a siege of several months. Bera is appointed first count of Barcelona.
  • Britain

  • King Eardwulf of Northumbria leads an army into Mercia against his rival, Coenwulf, in order to flush out other claimants to the Northumbrian throne.
  • Religion

  • Rabanus Maurus, Frankish Benedictine monk, takes his vows in the monastery of Fulda and receives ordination as a deacon.
  • Births

  • Al-Kindi, Muslim philosopher and polymath (approximate date)
  • September 8 – Ansgar, Frankish monk and archbishop (d. 865)
  • June 17 – Drogo of Metz, illegitimate son of Charlemagne
  • Waldrada of Worms, Frankish noblewomen and wife of Conrad II
  • Wang Chengyuan, general of the Tang Dynasty (d. 834)
  • Deaths

  • Heathoberht, Bishop of London
  • Rabia Basri, Muslim Sufi mystic and saint (b. 717)
  • References

    801 Wikipedia


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