On This Day

855 AD in History

Events in History

  • Jul 17 St Leo IV dies, ending his reign as Catholic Pope; he will be succeeded by Benedict III
  • Sep 29 Benedict III begins his reign as Catholic Pope

Deaths in History

  • Mar 2 Lothair, King of the Franks and Holy Roman Emperor (b. 795)
  • Jul 17 Leo IV, Italian Pope (reigned 847-55), dies
  • Jul 31 Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, Muslim Jurisprudent (b. 780)
  • Sep 29 Lotharius I, Romanian-French emperor (signed Treaty of Verdun), dies