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What Happened on August 15, 778 AD

Historical Events

Victory in battleVictory in Battle

Battle of Roncevaux Pass: Roland, commander of the rearguard of Charlemagne's army is defeated by the Basques

Holy Roman Emperor Charlemagne
Holy Roman Emperor

Famous Deaths

  • Roland, Frankish commander
List of Years

About August 15, 778 AD

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1242 years, 3 months and 9 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo