Events occurring at some time during this year
Rollo founds the Norman Dynasty
Episode: Viking Invasions
Rollo, in return for land in Northern France, swore allegiance to the French king Charles III. Charles' motives were to use a settled band of Vikings in his country to help prevent more Viking attacks in the future. The hope that Charles may have had of removing the Vikings at a later date proved impossible to implement.
Death of Louis the Child
The last Carolingian ruler of Germany, Louis the Child or Louis IV, died in this year. He died without an heir . At Forchheim, the higher ranking nobles and religious leaders of the county began the process of electing a new king. They chose Duke Conrad of Franconia as the new leader.