On This Day

What Happened in 858 AD

Historical Events in 858 AD

  • Apr 17 Benedict III ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • Apr 24 Nicholas I succeeds Benedict III as pope

Famous People Who Died in 858 AD

  • Jan 13 Aethelwolf, king of Wessex (Battle at Aclea), dies
  • Feb 13 Kenneth I of Scotland [Kenneth MacAlpin], King of the Picts who united Scotland and is considered the 1st Scottish King, dies of a tumor at around 48
  • Apr 17 Benedict III, Italian Pope (855-58), dies