On This Day

What Happened in 871 AD

Historical Events in 871 AD

  • Jan 4 Battle at Reading: Ethelred of Wessex defeated by Danish invasion army
  • Jan 8 Battle of Ashdown: Ethelred I of Wessex and his brother Alfred the Great beat invading Danish army
  • Jan 22 Battle of Basing: Danish invasion army beats Saxon Ethelred of Wessex
  • Mar 22 Battle at Marton: Ethelred van Wessex beats Danish invasion army

Famous People Who Died in 871 AD

  • Apr 23 Ethelred I, King of Wessex and brother of Alfred the Great, dies aged around 24