On This Day

955 AD in History

Events in History

  • May 16 Octavian, son of Duke Alberic II of Spoleto, elected Pope John XII
  • Aug 10 Battle of Lechfeld: Otto I, King of the Germans defeats the Hungarian, ending 50 years of Magyar invasion of Western Europe.
  • Sep 25 Bishop Ratherius of Luik flees

Deaths in History

  • Aug 10 Conrad the Red, Duke of Lotharingen, dies in battle
  • Nov 1 Henry I, Duke of Bavaria, dies from an illness at 34 or 36
  • Nov 8 Pope Agapetus II (946-955)
  • Nov 23 Edred, King of England (b. c. 923)