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Year 836 (DCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


Abbasid Caliphate

  • Driven by tensions between his favoured Turkish guard and the populace of Baghdad, Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tasim moves his residence to the new city of Samarra, 130 km north of Baghdad. With brief interruptions, the city will remain the seat of the Abbasid caliphs until 892.
  • Britain

  • Danish Vikings arrive in West Saxon, North Devon and Somerset. King Egbert of Wessex fights them at the Battle of Carhampton, but he is forced to withdraw.
  • Europe

  • July 4 – Pactum Sicardi: Prince Sicard of Benevento signs a 5-year armistice with the duchies of Sorrento, Naples and Amalfi. He recognizes the trade of merchants between the three cities in Southern Italy.
  • Malamir, ruler (khan) of the Bulgarian Empire, dies after a 4-year reign and is succeeded by his nephew Presian I. Because of his young age and inexperience, the Bulgarian state affairs are dominated by his minister and commander-in-chief Isbul.
  • Pietro Tradonico is appointed doge of Venice (until 864).
  • Religion

  • The Basilica of St. Castor in Koblenz (Rhineland-Pfalz) is constructed.
  • The oldest known mention is made of the city of Soest (modern Germany).
  • Births

  • Æthelberht, king of Wessex (approximate date)
  • Al-Musta'in, Muslim caliph (d. 866)
  • Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese regent (d. 891)
  • Ibn al-Rumi, Muslim poet (d. 896)
  • Luo Hongxin, Chinese warlord (d. 898)
  • Mihira Bhoja, king of the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (d. 885)
  • Wei Zhuang, Chinese poet (approximate date)
  • Deaths

  • March 17 – Haito, bishop of Basel
  • Adalram, archbishop of Salzburg
  • Aznar Sánchez, duke of Gascony
  • Herefrith, bishop of Winchester
  • Heungdeok, king of Silla (b. 777)
  • Lambert I, Frankish nobleman
  • Malamir, ruler of the Bulgarian Empire
  • Matfrid, Frankish nobleman
  • Muhammad ibn Idris, emir of Morocco
  • Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine official
  • Prosigoj, Serbian prince (approximate date)
  • Ralpacan, emperor of Tibet (b. 802)
  • Wala of Corbie, Frankish nobleman
  • Wang Zhixing, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 758)
  • References

    836 Wikipedia

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