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This article is about the year 802. For the number, see 802 (number). For the networking standard, see IEEE 802.
- For the area code, see Area code 802.
|Centuries:||8th century – 9th century – 10th century|
|Decades:||770s 780s 790s – 800s – 810s 820s 830s|
|Years:||799 800 801 – 802 – 803 804 805|
|802 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1555|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3498 or 3438
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
3499 or 3439
|- Vikram Samvat||858–859|
|- Shaka Samvat||724–725|
|- Kali Yuga||3903–3904|
|Japanese calendar||Enryaku 21
|Minguo calendar||1110 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1113/1114 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1344–1345|
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- October 31 – Empress Irene is deposed after a 5-year reign, and banished to Lesbos. High-ranking patricians place Nikephoros, the minister of finance (logothetes tou genikou), on the throne. He is crowned in the Hagia Sophia at Constantinople by patriarch Tarasios as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
- Pagan Danes invade Obodrite-ruled Schleswig to take over territory almost emptied by the forcible deportations of the Saxons by emperor Charlemagne.
- Al-Andalus: Saragossa rises against the Emirate of Córdoba. Emir Al-Hakam I sends a Muslim army under general Amrus ibn Yusuf and retakes the city.
- Krum becomes ruler (khan) of the Bulgarian Empire (until 814). During his reign the Bulgarian territory doubles in size, from the Danube to the Dniester.
- King Beorhtric of Wessex dies after drinking a chalice of poison intended by his wife, Eadburh. She flees to the court of Charlemagne, who accepts a portion of her wealth and makes her abbess. Prince Egbert returns to Wessex and is accepted as new king.
- Battle of Kempsford: Æthelmund, ealdorman of Hwicce, is killed during the battle by his rival Weohstan and levies of West Saxon Wiltshire.
- The Vikings plunder the treasures of Iona Abbey on the west coast of Scotland (approximate date).
- Prince Jayavarman declares the Khmer Empire (modern-day Cambodia) independent and establishes the kingdom of Angkor. He is reconsecrated as a world ruler (chakravartin) or god-king (devaraja) under Hindu rites.
- Æthelmund, Anglo-Saxon nobleman
- Bahlul ibn Marzuq, Muslim general
- Beorhtric, king of Wessex
- Domitian, duke of Carantania (approximate date)
- Eadburh, Anglo-Saxon princess
- Kardam, ruler (khan) of the Bulgarian Empire (or 803)
- January 11 – Paulinus II, patriarch of Aquileia (or 804)
- Rashid, Muslim regent of Idris II
- Višeslav, duke of Croatia (or 810)
- Wulfstan, Anglo-Saxon ealdorman
- David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 21. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
- Rucquoi, Adeline (1993). Histoire médiévale de la Péninsule ibérique. Paris: Seuil. p. 87. ISBN 2-02-012935-3.
- Kirby, Earliest English Kings, p. 186
- Williams, Smyth & Kirby, A Biographical Dictionary of Dark Age Britain (1991), p. 24
- Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.28.