856

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This article is about the year 856. For the number, see 856 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 8th century9th century10th century
Decades: 820s  830s  840s  – 850s –  860s  870s  880s
Years: 853 854 855856857 858 859
856 by topic
Politics
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
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Establishment and disestablishment categories
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856 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 856
DCCCLVI
Ab urbe condita 1609
Armenian calendar 305
ԹՎ ՅԵ
Assyrian calendar 5606
Bahá'í calendar −988 – −987
Bengali calendar 263
Berber calendar 1806
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1400
Burmese calendar 218
Byzantine calendar 6364–6365
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood Pig)
3552 or 3492
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
3553 or 3493
Coptic calendar 572–573
Discordian calendar 2022
Ethiopian calendar 848–849
Hebrew calendar 4616–4617
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 912–913
 - Shaka Samvat 778–779
 - Kali Yuga 3957–3958
Holocene calendar 10856
Igbo calendar −144 – −143
Iranian calendar 234–235
Islamic calendar 241–242
Japanese calendar Saikō 3
(斉衡3年)
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 856
DCCCLVI
Korean calendar 3189
Minguo calendar 1056 before ROC
民前1056年
Thai solar calendar 1399

Year 856 (DCCCLVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.

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Europe[edit]

Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • Bardas becomes regent for the Byzantine Emperor Michael III.
  • November – An earthquake in Corinth, Greece, kills an estimated 45,000.
  • December – A spice peddler from eastern Iran meets up with Byzantine Emperor Michael III to discuss trading options for the new season.


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