Dec 25  -  Charlemagne becomes Emperor 
Charlemagne was acclaimed as Roman Emperor in St Peter's in Rome by Pope Leo III.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Barcelona captured for Charlemagne 
Charlemagne's son Louis captured the city of Barcelona.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Vikings raid Iona 
Episode: Viking Invasions
The monastic community founded by St. Columba on the tiny island of Iona off the west coast of Scotland was attacked by the Vikings. The Vikings returned in 806 killing over sixty of the people living there.

Egbert becomes King of Wessex 
Egbert had gone into exile but when King Beorhtric of Wessex died Egbert returned to England and claimed the Wessex throne.

 

May  -  Death of Alcuin of York 
Alcuin of York died at the monastery of St. Martin's at Tours.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Vikings raid island of Inishmurray 
Episode: Viking Invasions
The monastic community on the tiny and remote island off the north west coast of Ireland was attacked by the Vikings.

 

Events occurring at some time during this year 
Vikings attacks 
Episode: Viking Invasions
The monastery on the island of Noirmoutier just to the south of the River Loire's mouth was attacked.

Jan 28  -  Charlemagne dies 
Charlemagne lived into his early seventies but after an illness he died and was buried in the basilica that he had built in Aachen. Charlemagne was succeeded by Louis the Pious who was the only surviving legitimate son.