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856 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 856
DCCCLVI
Ab urbe condita 1609
Armenian calendar 305
ԹՎ ՅԵ
Assyrian calendar 5606
Balinese saka calendar 777–778
Bengali calendar 263
Berber calendar 1806
Buddhist calendar 1400
Burmese calendar 218
Byzantine calendar 6364–6365
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood  Pig)
3552 or 3492
     to 
丙子年 (Fire  Rat)
3553 or 3493
Coptic calendar 572–573
Discordian calendar 2022
Ethiopian calendar 848–849
Hebrew calendar 4616–4617
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 912–913
 - Shaka Samvat 777–778
 - Kali Yuga 3956–3957
Holocene calendar 10856
Iranian calendar 234–235
Islamic calendar 241–242
Japanese calendar Saikō 3
(斉衡3年)
Javanese calendar 753–754
Julian calendar 856
DCCCLVI
Korean calendar 3189
Minguo calendar 1056 before ROC
民前1056年
Nanakshahi calendar −612
Seleucid era 1167/1168 AG
Thai solar calendar 1398–1399
Tibetan calendar 阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
982 or 601 or −171
     to 
阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
983 or 602 or −170
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Rabanus Maurus (left) presents his work to archbishop Odgar of Mainz (right)

Year 856 ( DCCCLVI ) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

Roman numerals Numbers in the Roman numeral system

Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:

A leap year starting on Wednesday is any year with 366 days that begins on Wednesday, 1 January, and ends on Thursday, 31 December. Its dominical letters hence are ED, such as the years 1908, 1936, 1964, 1992, 2020, 2048, 2076, and 2116 in the Gregorian calendar or, likewise, 2004 and 2032 in the obsolete Julian calendar. Any leap year that starts on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday has two Friday the 13ths. This leap year contains two Friday the 13ths in March and November. Common years starting on Thursday share this characteristic, but also have another in February.

The Julian calendar, proposed by Julius Caesar in 708 AUC (46 BC/BCE), was a reform of the Roman calendar. It took effect on 1 January 709 AUC (45 BC/BCE), by edict. It was the predominant calendar in the Roman world, most of Europe, and in European settlements in the Americas and elsewhere, until it was gradually replaced by the Gregorian calendar, promulgated in 1582 by Pope Gregory XIII.

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Byzantine Empire

March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 291 days remain until the end of the year.

Michael III Byzantine emperor

Michael III was Byzantine Emperor from 842 to 867. Michael III was the third and traditionally last member of the Amorian dynasty. He was given the disparaging epithet the Drunkard by the hostile historians of the succeeding Macedonian dynasty, but modern historical research has rehabilitated his reputation to some extent, demonstrating the vital role his reign played in the resurgence of Byzantine power in the 9th century.

Theodora (wife of Theophilos) Byzantine empress

Theodora was a Byzantine empress as the spouse of the Byzantine emperor Theophilos, and regent of her son, Michael III, from Theophilos' death in 842 to 855. For her restoration of the veneration of icons, which ended the Byzantine Iconoclasm, she is venerated as a saint in the Eastern Orthodox Church; her Feast Day is February 11. Several churches hold her as their patron saint.

Europe

Charles the Bald Holy Roman Emperor and King of West Francia

Charles ΙΙ the Bald was the king of West Francia (843–877), king of Italy (875–877) and emperor of the Carolingian Empire (875–877). After a series of civil wars during the reign of his father, Louis the Pious, Charles succeeded, by the Treaty of Verdun (843), in acquiring the western third of the Carolingian Empire. He was a grandson of Charlemagne and the youngest son of Louis the Pious by his second wife, Judith.

Maine (province) Place in France

Maine[mɛːn] is one of the traditional provinces of France. It corresponds to the former County of Maine, whose capital was also the city of Le Mans. The area, now divided into the departments of Sarthe and Mayenne, counts about 857,000 inhabitants.

Erispoe was Duke of Brittany from 851. After the death of his father Nominoe, he led a successful military campaign against the Franks, culminating in his victory at the Battle of Jengland. He is subsequently referred to as "King of Brittany".

Britain

October 1 is the 274th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 91 days remain until the end of the year.

Judith of Flanders queen consort of Wessex and countess of Flanders

Judith of Flanders was queen consort of Wessex and countess consort of Flanders. She was the eldest daughter of the West Frankish King and later Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald and his wife Ermentrude of Orléans. Through her marriages to two Kings of Wessex, Æthelwulf and Æthelbald, she was twice a queen. Her first two marriages were childless, but through her third marriage to Baldwin, she became the first Countess of Flanders and an ancestor of later Counts of Flanders. One of her sons by Baldwin married Ælfthryth, a daughter of Æthelbald's brother, Alfred the Great. She was also an ancestor of Matilda of Flanders, the consort of William the Conqueror, and thus of later monarchs of England.

Verberie Commune in Hauts-de-France, France

Verberie is a commune in the Oise department in northern France.

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Geology

Earthquake Shaking of the surface of the earth caused by a sudden release of energy in the crust

An earthquake is the shaking of the surface of the Earth, resulting from the sudden release of energy in the Earth's lithosphere that creates seismic waves. Earthquakes can range in size from those that are so weak that they cannot be felt to those violent enough to toss people around and destroy whole cities. The seismicity, or seismic activity, of an area is the frequency, type and size of earthquakes experienced over a period of time. The word tremor is also used for non-earthquake seismic rumbling.

Greece republic in Southeast Europe

Greece, officially the Hellenic Republic, also known as Hellas, is a sovereign state located in Southern and Southeast Europe. Its population is approximately 10.7 million as of 2018; Athens is the nation's capital and largest city, followed by Thessaloniki.

December 3 is the 337th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 28 days remain until the end of the year.

Births

October 24 is the 297th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. 68 days remain until the end of the year.

Li Keyong Chinese military governor

Li Keyong was a Shatuo military governor (Jiedushi) during the late Tang Dynasty and was key to developing a base of power for the Shatuo in what is today Shanxi Province in China. His son, Li Cunxu would eventually become the founder of the Later Tang, arguably the first of many Conquest Dynasties in China.

Shatuo Turkic historical ethnical group

The Shatuo were a Turkic tribe that heavily influenced northern Chinese politics from the late ninth century through the tenth century. They are noted for founding three of the five dynasties and one of the kingdoms during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period and later Song Dynasty.

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The 850s decade ran from January 1, 850, to December 31, 859.

The 860s decade ran from January 1, 860, to December 31, 869.

840 Year

Year 840 (DCCCXL) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

844 Year

Year 844 (DCCCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

847 Year

Year 847 (DCCCXLVII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

855 Year

Year 855 (DCCCLV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.

836 Year

Year 836 (DCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

852 Year

Year 852 (DCCCLII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.

853 Year

Year 853 (DCCCLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

854 Year

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

858 Year

Year 858 (DCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

860 Year

Year 860 (DCCCLX) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

865 Year

Year 865 (DCCCLXV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

886 Year

Year 886 (DCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

876 Year

Year 876 (DCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

870 Year

Year 870 (DCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

879 Year

Year 879 (DCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

960 Year

Year 960 (CMLX) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

920 Year

Year 920 (CMXX) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

888 Year

Year 888 (DCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

References

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  2. Paul Hill (2009). The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great, p. 18. ISBN   978-1-59416-087-5.
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