What Happened In History Year 871
Historical Events for the Year 871
- 4th January » Battle of Reading (871) called Battle of Reading: Æthelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Denmark named Danish invasion army.
- 8th January » Alfred the Great leads a Wessex called West Saxon army to Battle of Ashdown or repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings.
- 22nd March » Æthelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton.
Famous Birthdays in 871
- 1st January » Zwentibold, Frankish son of Arnulf of Carinthia (d. 900)
Famous Deaths in History for 871
Historical events for the year 871 by month