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Year 854 (DCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Emperor Lothair I meets his (half brothers (Louis the German and Charles the Bald) in Attigny (Ardennes) for the third time, to continue the system of "con-fraternal government".
  • The Viking chieftains Rorik and Godfrid Haraldsson return to Demark, to gain power after the death of King Horik I. During a civil war, they are forced to go back to Friesland.
  • The German city of Ulm is first mentioned in a document by Louis the German.
  • Britain

  • King Æthelwulf of Wessex sends his two youngest sons, Alfred and Æthelred, on a pilgrimage to Rome.
  • King Æthelweard of East Anglia dies, and is succeeded by his 14-year-old son Edmund ("the Martyr").
  • King Cyngen of Powys makes the first pilgrimage to Rome of a Welsh ruler.
  • Viking chieftain Ubba winters in Milford Haven (Wales) with 23 ships.
  • Religion

  • Eardulf becomes bishop of Lindisfarne, after the death of Eanbert.
  • Births

  • Al-Mu'tadid, Muslim caliph (or 861)
  • Cadell ap Rhodri, king of Seisyllwg (d. 909)
  • Cui Yin, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 904)
  • Muhammad ibn Zakariyā al-Rāzī, Persian philosopher (d. 925)
  • Theobald the Elder, Frankish nobleman (d. 942)
  • Deaths

  • Abu Thawr, Muslim scholar (b. 764)
  • Æthelweard, king of East Anglia
  • Eanbert, bishop of Lindisfarne
  • Horik I, Viking king of Denmark
  • Luidger, bishop of Utrecht (approximate date)
  • Osburh, queen of Wessex (approximate date)
  • Sahnun ibn Sa'id, Muslim jurist (or 855)
  • Túathal mac Máele-Brigte, king of Leinster
  • Wang Yuankui, Chinese general (b. 812)
  • Wigmund, archbishop of York
  • References

    854 Wikipedia

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