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This article is about the year 841. For the number, see 841 (number).
|Centuries:||8th century – 9th century – 10th century|
|Decades:||810s 820s 830s – 840s – 850s 860s 870s|
|Years:||838 839 840 – 841 – 842 843 844|
|841 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1594|
|Chinese calendar||庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3537 or 3477
— to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3538 or 3478
|- Vikram Samvat||897–898|
|- Shaka Samvat||763–764|
|- Kali Yuga||3942–3943|
|Japanese calendar||Jōwa 8
|Minguo calendar||1071 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1152/1153 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1383–1384|
- June 25 – Battle of Fontenay: Louis the German and Charles the Bald defeat Lothar.
- Battle of Magh-Ochtar (Kildare, Ireland): Feidlimid mac Cremthanin is defeated by the Southern Uí Neill.
- The Norse town of Dyflinn or Dublin is founded in Ireland.
- In the Chinese capital of Chang'an, the West Market and East Market are closed every night 1 hour and three quarters before dusk (by government-ordered curfew), yet night markets thrive in residential areas. The local government attempt to shut the night markets down in this year, but with the decline of the government's authority by the mid 9th century, this edict (like many others) is largely ignored as urban dwellers keep attending the night markets regardless.
- Byzantine general Constantine Kontomytes defeats the Cretan Saracens near Mount Latros.
- Pro-Umayyad rebellion of al-Mubarqa in Palestine against the Abbasid Caliphate
- Du Rangneng, Tang Dynasty chancellor
- Heiric of Auxerre, French Benedictine theologian and writer
- Edmund the Martyr, King of East Anglia
- Bernard Plantapilosa, Count of Auvergne
- Zongmi, Chinese Zen Buddhist monk of the Tang Dynasty (b. 780)
- Li Ao, philosopher and prose writer (b. 772)