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819

Year 819 (DCCCXIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Europe

  • Spring – Emperor Louis I marries Judith of Bavaria in Aachen. She becomes his second wife and Empress of the Franks. Like many of the royal marriages of the time, Judith is selected through a bridal show.
  • Ljudevit, duke of Pannonian Croatia, allies himself with the Slavs and raises a rebellion against the Frankish Empire. Louis I sends an army led by Cadolah of Friuli, but is defeated by the Pannonian Slavs.
  • Battle of Kupa: Ljudevit defeats the Frankish forces led by Borna, a vassal of Louis I. He escapes with the help of his elite bodyguard. Ljudevit uses the momentum and invades the Duchy of Croatia.
  • Nominoe, a noble Briton, is appointed by Louis I as count of Vannes in Brittany (approximate date).
  • Abbasid Caliphate

  • August 11 – Caliph Al-Ma'mun returns to Baghdad, securing the city's place as the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • Births

  • Martianus Hiberniensis, Irish monk and calligrapher (d. 875)
  • Deaths

  • March 8 – Li Shidao, Chinese warlord
  • Áed Oirdnide, king of Ailech (Ireland)
  • Cadolah, duke of Friuli (Italy)
  • Cairell mac Fiachnai, king of Ulaid (Ireland)
  • Cheng Yi, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
  • Hisham ibn al-Kalbi, Muslim historian (b. 737)
  • Liu Zongyuan, Chinese poet and official (b. 773)
  • References

    819 Wikipedia


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