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This article is about the year 808. For the number, see 808 (number). For other uses, see 808 (disambiguation).
|Centuries:||8th century – 9th century – 10th century|
|Decades:||770s 780s 790s – 800s – 810s 820s 830s|
|Years:||805 806 807 – 808 – 809 810 811|
|808 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1561|
|Chinese calendar||丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
3504 or 3444
— to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3505 or 3445
|- Vikram Samvat||864–865|
|- Shaka Samvat||730–731|
|- Kali Yuga||3909–3910|
|Japanese calendar||Daidō 3
|Minguo calendar||1104 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1119/1120 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1350–1351|
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- King Godfred of the Danes forms an alliance with the Wiltzi and other Slav tribes against the pagan but pro-Frankish Abodrites. Godfred builds earthworks (Danevirke) across the isthmus of Schleswig-Holstein. Separating Jutland from the northern extent of the Frankish Empire.
- Viking Age: First Viking raid, by Danes against the Baltic coast. Godfred destroys the Slav settlement of Reric (near present-day Wismar) used as a strategic trade route. The population is displaced or abducted, to Hedeby (Denmark).
- Emperor Charlemagne give orders to construct two new forts on the Elbe River, garrisoning them against future Slav incursions.
- In Gharb al-Andalus (modern Portugal), Hazim ibn Wahb leads a rebellion against the Emirate of Córdoba.
- Exiled king Eardwulf of Northumbria is able to return to his kingdom, with the support of Charlemagne and pope Leo III. He ousts the usurper, king Ælfwald II.
- Cadell ap Elisedd, king of Powys (modern Wales), dies after an 35-year reign and is succeeded by his son Cyngen ap Cadell.
- Caliph Harun al-Rashid moves his residence north from Baghdad to Samarra and becomes the capital of the Abbasid Caliphate.
- Emma of Altdorf, Frankish queen (or 803)
- Gottschalk of Orbais, German monk and theologian (approximate date)
- September 27 - Ninmyō, emperor of Japan (d. 850)
- Walafrid Strabo, Frankish theological writer (approximate date)
- Ælfwald II, king of Northumbria (approximate date)
- Al-Fadl ibn Yahya al-Barmaki, Muslim governor (b. 766)
- Cadell ap Elisedd, king of Powys (Wales)
- Du Huangchang, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- Eanbald II, archbishop of York
- Elipando, Spanish archbishop and theologian (approximate date)
- Layman Pang, Chinese (Zen) Buddhist (b. 740)
- David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 21. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
- David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 84. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
- Serrão, Joel; de Oliveira Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista (in Portuguese). Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 124.