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A Timeline for Early Medieval Europe AD 800 - 894

This timerline is based on Roger Collins' Chronology in his book "Early Medieval Europe 300-1000"


British Isles Western Europe Eastern Europe North Africa Near East

802-39 Reign of Egbert of Wessex

800 Imperial coronation of Charlemagne


800 Aghlabid kingdom in Tunisia


804 Death of Alcuin

808-10 Frankish confliuct with Gedefred

802 Deposition of Empress Irene




814-40 Reign of Louis the Pious

811 Defeat of Nicephorus by Bulgars




817 'Ordinatio Imperii'

813 Iconoclasm revived by Leo V (813-20)


813-19 Civil war in Caliphate

829 Compiling of 'Historia Brittonum'

822 Louis's penance at Attigny

814 Death of Khan Krum of Bulgars



835 Beginning of Viking raids in Wessex

830-4 Civil wars in Francia

815 Byzantine-Bulgasr peace treaty

827-78 Aghlabid conquest of Sicily



835 Beginning of Danish raids in Francia

830, 837 Byzantine victories over Arabs


836 Samarra becomes 'Abbasid capital


840-3 Civil wars in Francia





843 Treaty of Verdun




850/1 First Viking wintering in Britain


847 End of Iconoclasm




858 Louis the German invades west Francia

860 Rhos attack Constantinople

861 Murder of caliph Al Mutawakkil; ascendancy of Turks in the 'Abbasid Caliphate until 945




864 Conversion of the Bulgars



867 Danish conquest of York

866-910 Reign of Alfonso the Great in Asturias

867 Macedonian dynasty in Byzantium lasts until 1056

868 Aghlabids take Malta


869/70 Conquest of East Anglia





871-99 Reign of Alfred of Wessex





871 Battle of Ashdown

871 Byzantines recapture Bari




874 Danes expel Burghred from Mercia

872 Louis II forced to leave south Italy





875 Charles the Bald crowned emperor




878 Danes' winter attack on Alfred, Battle of Edington

877 Death of Charles the Bald

870s Byzanbtine campaigns in Asia Minor under Basil I (867-86)




879-92 Resumed Viking raids in N. Francia





881 Imperial coronation of Charles the Fat





882 Death of Hincmar of Reims




886 Alfred captures London

885-6 Viking siege of Paris

886-912 Reign of Leo the Wise




887 Deposition of Charles the Fat

889 Abdication of Boris



892 New Danish invasion under Haesten


893 Symeon becomes rulers of the Bulgars


892 Baghdad restored as 'Abbasid capital

894 Dispersal of the Danish invaders