879 in history

879 events chronologically

Apr 10 Louis III and Carloman II become joint Kings of the Western Franks
May 21 Pope John VIII gives blessings to Branimir of Croatia and to the Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state

Born in 879

Sep 17 Charles the Simple the King of Western Francia from 898 until 922 and the King of Lotharingia from 911 until 919–23. He was a member of the Carolingian dynasty

Died in 879

Apr 10 Louis the Stammerer the King of Aquitaine and later King of West Francia. He was the eldest son of Charles the Bald and Ermentrude of Orléans. During the peace negotiations between his father and Erispoe of Brittany, Louis was betrothed to an unnamed daughter of Erispoe in 856. It is not known if this was the same daughter who later married Gurivant. The contract was broken in 857 upon Erispoe's murder
Jun 5 Ya'qub ibn al-Layth al-Saffar the founder of the Saffarid dynasty in Sistan, with its capital at Zaranj. He ruled territories that are now in Iran and Afghanistan, as well as portions of western Pakistan and a small part of Iraq. He was succeeded by his brother, Amr ibn al-Layth