871 in history

871 events chronologically

Jan 4 Battle of Reading: Æthelred of Wessex fights, and is defeated by, a Danish invasion army
Jan 8 Alfred the Great leads a West Saxon army to repel an invasion by Danelaw Vikings
Mar 22 Æthelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army at the Battle of Marton

Born in 871

Jun 10 Odo I Count of Troyes the Count of Troyes from 852 to 859.

Died in 871

Apr 23 Æthelred of Wessex King of Wessex from 865 to 871. He was the fourth son of King Æthelwulf of Wessex. He succeeded his brother, Æthelberht , as King of Wessex and Kent in 865