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Millennium: 1st millennium
793 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar793
Ab urbe condita1546
Armenian calendar242
Assyrian calendar5543
Balinese saka calendar714–715
Bengali calendar200
Berber calendar1743
Buddhist calendar1337
Burmese calendar155
Byzantine calendar6301–6302
Chinese calendar壬申年 (Water Monkey)
3489 or 3429
    — to —
癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
3490 or 3430
Coptic calendar509–510
Discordian calendar1959
Ethiopian calendar785–786
Hebrew calendar4553–4554
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat849–850
 - Shaka Samvat714–715
 - Kali Yuga3893–3894
Holocene calendar10793
Iranian calendar171–172
Islamic calendar176–177
Japanese calendarEnryaku 12
Javanese calendar688–689
Julian calendar793
Korean calendar3126
Minguo calendar1119 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−675
Seleucid era1104/1105 AG
Thai solar calendar1335–1336
Tibetan calendar阳水猴年
(male Water-Monkey)
919 or 538 or −234
    — to —
(female Water-Rooster)
920 or 539 or −233

Year 793 (DCCXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 793 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • June 8Viking raiders attack the Northumbrian coast, arriving in longships from either Denmark or Norway, and sacking the monastery of Lindisfarne. Many of the monks are killed or enslaved. It is the first Viking attack on a monastery in the British Isles, although it is not the first known Viking attack in the British Isles. The first attack came in 789, when Vikings raided the settlement of Portland in Dorset.

Arabian Empire[edit]

  • Emir Hisham I of Córdoba calls for a jihad ("Holy War") against the Christian Franks. He assembles an army of 70,000 men, half of which attacks the Kingdom of Asturias, destroying its capital, Oviedo, while the other half invades Languedoc, penetrating as far as Narbonne. After capturing the city, the contingent moved towards Carcassonne and conquered it too.[3][4] Both armies return to Córdoba enriched with the spoils of war.

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  1. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 20. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  2. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 80. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  3. ^ "Hisham I - Emir of Cordoba". April 26, 2021.
  4. ^ "Carcassonne City".
  5. ^ Witakowski, Witold (2011). "Quryaqos". In Sebastian P. Brock; Aaron M. Butts; George A. Kiraz; Lucas Van Rompay (eds.). Gorgias Encyclopedic Dictionary of the Syriac Heritage: Electronic Edition. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  6. ^ Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658–1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 28.