On This Day

What Happened on August 15, 778 AD

Historical Events

Victory in Battle

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

Famous Deaths

  • Roland, Frankish commander, whose death at the Battle of Roncevaux Pass would become basis of 11th Century epic poem "The Song of Roland"
List of Years

About August 15, 778 AD

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 1243 years, 3 months and 13 days
Leap Year: No

Star Sign: Leo