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Year 891 (DCCCXCI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.



  • February 21 – Guy III, duke of Spoleto, is crowned Holy Roman Emperor by Pope Stephen V. His son Lambert is proclaimed king of Italy, at the capital of Pavia in Lombardy.
  • Summer – Orso, Lombard prince of Benevento, is deposed after the capture of Benevento by the Byzantines. Benevento becomes the capital of the thema of Longobardia.
  • Battle of Leuven: Viking raiders on the Dyle River (near Leuven), in modern-day Flanders, suffer a crushing defeat by Frankish forces, under King Arnulf of Carinthia.
  • Arabian Empire

  • Muslim forces led by Abdullah ibn Muhammad al-Umawi, Umayyad emir of Córdoba, defeat the rebel leader Umar ibn Hafsun at Poley, in Al-Andalus (modern Spain).
  • June 2 – Al-Muwaffaq, an Abbasid prince, dies at the capital of Baghdad. His son Al-Mu'tadid is recognized as regent, and second heir of the Abbasid Caliphate.
  • Japan

  • February 25 – Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese statesman, dies. He had forced the resignation of Emperor Yōzei, and became head of the Fujiwara clan.
  • Religion

  • September 14 – Pope Stephen V dies after a 6-year reign. He is succeeded by Formosus, former cardinal bishop of Portus, as the 111th pope of the Catholic Church.
  • Births

  • Abd al-Rahman III, Muslim caliph (or 889)
  • Gao Conghui, prince and ruler of Jingnan (d. 948)
  • Lin Ding, Chinese official and chancellor (d. 944)
  • Deaths

  • February 25 – Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese regent (b. 836)
  • June 2 – Al-Muwaffaq, Muslim prince and regent (b. 842)
  • June 25 – Sunderolt, archbishop of Mainz
  • September 14 – Stephen V, pope of the Catholic Church
  • October 23 – Yazaman al-Khadim, Muslim emir
  • Bernard, illegitimate son of Charles the Fat (or 892)
  • Chen Yan, Chinese warlord and governor
  • Enchin, Japanese Buddhist monk (b. 814)
  • Gu Yanlang, Chinese warlord and governor
  • Isma'il ibn Bulbul, Muslim official and vizier
  • Wang Hui, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
  • References

    891 Wikipedia

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