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|836 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1589|
|Balinese saka calendar||757–758|
|Chinese calendar||乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
3532 or 3472
— to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3533 or 3473
|- Vikram Samvat||892–893|
|- Shaka Samvat||757–758|
|- Kali Yuga||3936–3937|
|Japanese calendar||Jōwa 3
|Minguo calendar||1076 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1147/1148 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1378–1379|
962 or 581 or −191
— to —
963 or 582 or −190
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- Driven by tensions between his favoured Turkish guard and the populace of Baghdad, Abbasid caliph al-Mu'tasim moves his residence to the new city of Samarra, 130 km north of Baghdad. With brief interruptions, the city will remain the seat of the Abbasid caliphs until 892.
- Danish Vikings arrive in West Saxon, North Devon and Somerset. King Egbert of Wessex fights them at the Battle of Carhampton, but he is forced to withdraw.
- July 4 – Pactum Sicardi: Prince Sicard of Benevento signs a 5-year armistice with the duchies of Sorrento, Naples and Amalfi. He recognizes the trade of merchants among the three cities in Southern Italy.
- Malamir, ruler (khan) of the Bulgarian Empire, dies after a 4-year reign and is succeeded by his nephew Presian I. Because of his young age and inexperience, the Bulgarian state affairs are dominated by his minister and commander-in-chief Isbul.
- Pietro Tradonico is appointed doge of Venice (until 864).
- The Basilica of St. Castor in Koblenz (Rhineland-Pfalz) is constructed.
- The oldest known mention is made of the city of Soest (modern Germany).
- Æthelberht, king of Wessex (approximate date)
- Al-Musta'in, Muslim caliph (d. 866)
- Fujiwara no Mototsune, Japanese regent (d. 891)
- Ibn al-Rumi, Muslim poet (d. 896)
- Luo Hongxin, Chinese warlord (d. 898)
- Mihira Bhoja, king of the Gurjara-Pratihara Dynasty (d. 885)
- Wei Zhuang, Chinese poet (approximate date)
- March 17 – Haito, bishop of Basel
- Adalram, archbishop of Salzburg
- Aznar Sánchez, duke of Gascony
- Herefrith, bishop of Winchester
- Heungdeok, king of Silla (b. 777)
- Lambert I, Frankish nobleman
- Malamir, ruler of the Bulgarian Empire
- Matfrid, Frankish nobleman
- Muhammad ibn Idris, emir of Morocco
- Nicetas the Patrician, Byzantine official
- Prosigoj, Serbian prince (approximate date)
- Ralpacan, emperor of Tibet (b. 802)
- Wala of Corbie, Frankish nobleman
- Wang Zhixing, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 758)