882 in history

Died in 882

Jan 20 Louis the Younger the second eldest of the three sons of Louis II the German and Emma. He succeeded his father as the King of Saxony on 28 August 876 and his elder brother Carloman as King of Bavaria from 880 to 882. He died in 882 and was succeeded in all his territories, which encompassed most of East Francia, by his younger brother, Charles the Fat, already King of Italy and Emperor
Aug 5 Louis III of France the King of France, still then called West Francia, from 879 until his death. The second son of Louis the Stammerer and his first wife, Ansgarde, he succeeded his father to reign jointly with his younger brother Carloman II, who became sole ruler on Louis's death. His short reign was marked by military success
Dec 16 Pope John VIII Pope from 13 December 872 to his death in 882. He is often considered one of the ablest pontiffs of the 9th century
Dec 21 Hincmar one of the most remarkable figures in the ecclesiastical history of the Carolingian period. He belonged to a noble family of northern Francia