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Year 873 (DCCCLXXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • Carloman, son of King Charles the Bald, is hailed before a secular court and condemned to death – for plotting against his father. He is blinded, but avoids imprisonment by escaping to the East Frankish Kingdom, where his uncle, Louis the German, gives him protection.
  • Al-Andalus: The city of Toledo (modern Spain) rises up for a second time against Umayyad rule, due to ethnic tensions in two years.
  • Britain

  • The Danish Great Heathen Army, led by the Viking leaders Halfdan and Guthrum, attack Mercia and capture the royal centre at Repton (Derbyshire). The Vikings establish an encampment with a U-shape ditch, on the south bank of the River Trent and spend the winter there.
  • Arabian Empire

  • Muhammad ibn Tahir, Muslim governor of Khorasan, is overthrown by the Saffarids, led by Ya'qub ibn al-Layth, who conquer the capital, Nishapur. Khorasan is annexed to their own empire in eastern Persia. The Tahirid Dynasty falls.
  • China

  • August 15 – Emperor Yi Zong (Li Cuī) dies after a 13-year reign. He is succeeded by his 11-year-old son Xi Zong, as ruler of the Tang Dynasty. During his reign, a widespread failure of the agricultural harvest leads to famine (which causes people to resort to cannibalism) and agrarian rebellions.
  • Births

  • Abdullah al-Mahdi Billah, Muslim caliph (d. 934)
  • Abu Yazid, Kharijite Berber leader (d. 947)
  • Ahmad al-Muhajir, Muslim imam (d. 956)
  • Al-Tabarani, Muslim hadith scholar (d. 970)
  • Fujiwara no Sadakata, Japanese poet (d. 932)
  • Ordoño II, king of Galicia and León (d. 924)
  • Deaths

  • Al-Kindi, Muslim philosopher and polymath
  • Du Cong, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 794)
  • Ecgberht I, king of Northumbria
  • July 8 – Gunther, archbishop of Cologne
  • Hunayn ibn Ishaq, Muslim scholar and physician (b. 809)
  • Ivar the Boneless, Viking leader (approximate date)
  • John III, Syriac Orthodox patriarch of Antioch
  • Kang Chengxun, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • Lethlobar mac Loingsig, king of Ulaid (Ireland)
  • Malik ibn Tawk, Muslim governor
  • Muhammad ibn Ali al-Armani, Muslim general
  • Rodrigo, Asturian nobleman
  • Rodulf Haraldsson, Viking leader
  • Shinshō, Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 797)
  • August 1 – Thachulf, duke of Thuringia
  • Vímara Peres, Asturian nobleman
  • Wei Baoheng, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
  • August 15 – Yi Zong, emperor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 833)
  • References

    873 Wikipedia

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