872 in history

Born in 872

Apr 2 Muflih al-Turki a Turkish military officer of the Abbasid Caliphate in the mid-9th century. He played a prominent role in the events known as the Anarchy at Samarra, but was killed in battle against the Zanj rebels of southern Iraq

Died in 872

Dec 14 Pope Adrian II Pope from 14 December 867 to his death in 872. He was a member of a noble Roman family who became pope at an advanced age