What Happened in 879 AD

Historical Events

  • Apr 10 Louis III becomes King of West Francia
  • May 21 Pope John VIII gives blessings to duke Branimir and to Croatian people, considered to be international recognition of the Croatian state

Famous People Born in 879 AD

  • Sep 17 Charles III "The Simple", King of France (893-923) (d. 929)

Famous People Who Died in 879 AD

  • Jan 21 Boudouin with the Iron Arm, earl of Flanders, dies
  • Apr 10 Louis II the Stammerer, King of the West Franks (877-79)