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Year 884 (DCCCLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • March 1 – Diego Rodríguez Porcelos, count of Castile, founds and repopulates (repoblación) Burgos and Ubierna (Northern Spain), under the mandate of King Alfonso III of Asturias.
  • Summer – King Carloman II reverts to the former fall-back of 'pay and pray', buying (with Danegeld) a truce at Amiens, while he raises 12,000 lbs of silver for the Vikings to depart.
  • December 12 – Carloman II dies after a hunting accident. He is succeeded by his cousin, Emperor Charles the Fat, who for the last time reunites the Frankish Empire.
  • Britain

  • King Æthelred II of Mercia marries Princess Æthelflæd, daughter of King Alfred the Great. He accepts Wessex overlordship, and demotes himself to become "Lord of the Mercians".
  • Arabian Empire

  • January 6 – Hasan ibn Zayd, founder of the Zaydid Dynasty, dies after a 20-year reign at Amul. He is succeeded by his brother Muhammad, as emir of Tabaristan.
  • May 10 – Ahmad ibn Tulun, founder of the Tulunid Dynasty, dies after a 15-year reign. He is succeeded by his son Khumarawayh, as ruler of Egypt and Syria.
  • Fall – The Arabs sack in two raids (September and November) the abbey of Monte Cassino. The bulk of the monastic community flee to Teano (Campania).
  • Asia

  • March 4 – Emperor Yōzei is forced to abdicate the throne by Fujiwara no Mototsune, chancellor (kampaku) of the Japanese royal court. He is succeeded by his great-uncle Kōkō.
  • The Huang Chao rebellion is suppressed by forces of Emperor Xi Zong, with the help of the Shatuo Turks. Chinese warlords rule the country, instead of the imperial government.
  • Religion

  • May 15 – Pope Martinus II dies at Rome, after a reign of less than 1½ years. He is succeeded by Adrian III (also referred to as Hadrian III), as the 109th pope of the Catholic Church.
  • Births

  • Burchard II, duke of Swabia (or 883)
  • Kong Xun, Chinese general and governor (d. 931)
  • Zhang Yanhan, Chinese official and chancellor (d. 941)
  • Deaths

  • January 6 – Hasan ibn Zayd, Muslim emir of Tabaristan
  • May 10 – Ahmad ibn Tulun, Muslim governor (b. 835)
  • May 15 – Martinus II, pope of the Catholic Church
  • June 11 – Shi Jingsi, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • June 29 – Yang Shili, general of the Tang Dynasty
  • July 13 – Huang Chao, Chinese rebel leader (b. 835)
  • October 12 – Tsunesada, Japanese prince (b. 825)
  • December 12 – Carloman II, king of the West Frankish Kingdom
  • Al-Abbas ibn Ahmad ibn Tulun, Muslim usurper
  • Colcu mac Connacan, Irish abbot and historian
  • Dawud al-Zahiri, Muslim scholar (or 883)
  • Domnall mac Muirecáin, king of Leinster
  • Li Changyan, Chinese warlord and governor
  • Shang Rang, Chinese rebel leader (approximate date)
  • Wang Duo, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
  • Zhou Ji, Chinese warlord (approximate date)
  • References

    884 Wikipedia

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