On This Day

What Happened in 842 AD

Historical Events in 842 AD

  • Feb 14 Charles II & Louis the German sign treaty
  • Feb 19 Medieval Iconoclastic Controversy ends as a council in Constantinople formally reinstates the veneration of icons in churches

Famous People Who Died in 842 AD

  • Jan 5 Al-Mu'tasim, Abbasid caliph (b. 794)
  • Jan 20 Theophilus, Byzantine kaiser (829-42), dies
  • Mar 20 Alfonso II the Chaste, king of Asturia (791-842), dies