849 in history

Died in 849

Jan 15 Theophylact (son of Michael I) the eldest son of the Byzantine emperor Michael I Rhangabe and grandson, on his mother's side, of Nikephoros He was junior co-emperor alongside his father for the duration of the latter's reign, and was tonsured, castrated, and exiled to Plate Island after his overthrow.
Aug 18 Walafrid Strabo a Frankish monk and theological writer.