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Millennium: 1st millennium
895 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar895
Ab urbe condita1648
Armenian calendar344
Assyrian calendar5645
Balinese saka calendar816–817
Bengali calendar302
Berber calendar1845
Buddhist calendar1439
Burmese calendar257
Byzantine calendar6403–6404
Chinese calendar甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3591 or 3531
    — to —
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
3592 or 3532
Coptic calendar611–612
Discordian calendar2061
Ethiopian calendar887–888
Hebrew calendar4655–4656
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat951–952
 - Shaka Samvat816–817
 - Kali Yuga3995–3996
Holocene calendar10895
Iranian calendar273–274
Islamic calendar281–282
Japanese calendarKanpyō 7
Javanese calendar793–794
Julian calendar895
Korean calendar3228
Minguo calendar1017 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−573
Seleucid era1206/1207 AG
Thai solar calendar1437–1438
Tibetan calendar阳木虎年
(male Wood-Tiger)
1021 or 640 or −132
    — to —
(female Wood-Rabbit)
1022 or 641 or −131
Statue of Árpád at Ráckeve (Hungary)

Year 895 (DCCCXCV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place[edit]


  • The Magyars are expelled from southern Russia, and settle in the Carpathian Basin, under the leadership of Árpád (The traditional date of 896 held during the 20th century has proved to be erroneous). Emperor Leo VI (the Wise) seeks aid from the Magyars, and after crossing the Danube on Byzantine ships, they ravage Bulgarian territory.[1]
  • Simeon I (the Great), ruler (khan) of the Bulgarian Empire, seeks refuge in the fortress of Drastar, while the Magyars reach the outskirts of the capital Preslav. Facing a difficult situation with war on two fronts, Simeon calls for a truce. Leo VI sends the diplomat Leo Choirosphaktes to Bulgaria, to negotiate the terms.[2]
  • King Odo (or Eudes) takes a large army against Rheims, and forces anti-king Charles the Simple to flee to Germany. King Arnulf of Carinthia, throwing off his agreements with Odo, charges his illegitimate son Zwentibold to invade the West Frankish Kingdom, and re-install Charles on the throne.
  • May – Arnulf of Carinthia summons the Imperial Diet in his residence at Worms. Angered by the non-appearance of Charles the Simple, he again supports Odo's claim to the throne of the West Frankish Kingdom. In the same assembly, he crowns Zwentibold as king of Lotharingia.
  • Guy IV, duke of Spoleto, conquers Benevento (after the Byzantines have moved the capital of Byzantine Italy from Benevento to Bari). Guy makes himself prince, thereby uniting the two Italian states. The Byzantines attempt to retake Benevento, but are defeated by Lombard troops.
  • December – Arnulf of Carinthia invades Italy, at the head of an East Frankish expeditionary army. He arrives in Pavia and reorganizes the Lombard state. Arnulf partitions the northern part of the kingdom: the western half (March of Lombardy) and the eastern half (March of Verona).
  • Arnulf of Carinthia crosses the Po River and divides his army in two: one corps (Swabian) proceeds to Florence (via Bologna), while the other corps (Franks) moves through the Lunigiana to the precincts of Rome.
  • Spytihněv I, duke of Bohemia, together with the Slavník prince Witizla, breaks away from Great Moravia, and swears allegiance to Arnulf of Carinthia in Regensburg.


Arabian Empire[edit]


By topic[edit]





  1. ^ Fine, John V. A. Jr. (1991) [1983]. The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08149-7.
  2. ^ JFine, John V. A. Jr. (1991) [1983]. The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century. Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Press. ISBN 0-472-08149-7.
  3. ^ Paul Hill (2009). The Viking Wars of Alfred the Great, pp. 134–135. ISBN 978-1-59416-087-5.