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The 9TH CENTURY is the period from 801
801
to 900
900
in accordance with the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
in the Common Era
Common Era
.

CONTENTS

* 1 West Africa

* 1.1 Southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
* 1.2 Ghana Empire
Ghana Empire

* 2 Western Europe

* 2.1 Britain and Ireland
Ireland
* 2.2 Art of the 9th century
9th century

* 3 Events * 4 Significant people * 5 Inventions, discoveries, introductions * 6 See also * 7 References

WEST AFRICA

A bronze ceremonial vessel made around the 9th century, one of the bronzes found at Igbo-Ukwu
Igbo-Ukwu
.

SOUTHEASTERN NIGERIA

For more details on this topic, see Archaeology of Igbo-Ukwu
Igbo-Ukwu
.

Around the 9th century
9th century
the Igbo people
Igbo people
of what is now southeastern Nigeria
Nigeria
developed bronze casts of humans, animals, and mythical creatures. These bronzes, which were used as vessels, amulets, pendants, and sacrificial tools, are among the earliest made bronzes ever found in Nigeria. Most items were part of a burial of a nobleman of the Nri-Igbo culture in the northern part of Igboland
Igboland
. Long distance trading was also discovered through the thousands of glass beads found at the sites. The discovery of the bronzes was made by locals from Igbo Ukwu , and they mark the start of the development of the Nri Kingdom .

GHANA EMPIRE

For more details on this topic, see Ghana Empire
Ghana Empire
.

The Ghana (Wagadu) Empire
Ghana (Wagadu) Empire
(before c. 830 until c. 1235) was located in what is now southeastern Mauritania
Mauritania
and western Mali
Mali
. It is considered the first of the Sahelian Kingdoms , which would exist in some form until the early 20th century.

WESTERN EUROPE

BRITAIN AND IRELAND

Britain experienced a great influx of Viking
Viking
peoples in the 9th century as the Viking
Viking
Age continued from the previous century. The kingdoms of the Heptarchy
Heptarchy
were gradually conquered by the Danes, who set up Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
puppet rulers in each kingdom. This invasion was achieved by a huge military force known as the Great Heathen Army , which was supposedly led by Ivar the Boneless , Halfdan Ragnarsson , and Guthrum . This Danish army first arrived in Britain in 865 in East Anglia . After conquering that kingdom, the army proceeded to capture the city of York
York
( Jorvik
Jorvik
) and establish the kingdom of Jorvik
Jorvik
. The Danes went on to subjugate the kingdom of Northumbria
Northumbria
and to take all but the western portion of Mercia
Mercia
. The remaining kingdom of Wessex was the only kingdom of the Heptarchy
Heptarchy
left. Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
managed to maintain his kingdom of Wessex
Wessex
and push back the Viking
Viking
incursions, relieving the neighbouring kingdoms from the threat of the Danes following his famous victory over them at the Battle of Ethandun in 878 . Alfred re-established Anglo-Saxon
Anglo-Saxon
rule over the western half of Mercia
Mercia
, and the Danelaw
Danelaw
was established which separated Mercia
Mercia
into halves, the eastern half remaining under the control of the Danes.

Ireland
Ireland
was also affected by the Viking
Viking
expansion across the North Sea . Extensive raids were carried out all along the coast and eventually permanent settlements were established, such as that of Dublin
Dublin
in 841 . Particular targets for these raids were the monasteries on the western coast of Ireland, as they provided a rich source for loot. On such raids the Vikings
Vikings
set up impermanent camps, which were called longphorts by the Irish—this period of Viking raids on the coasts of Ireland
Ireland
has been named the longphort phase after these types of settlements. Ireland
Ireland
in the 9th century
9th century
was organised into an amalgam of small kingdoms, called tuatha . These kingdoms were sometimes grouped together and ruled by a single, provincial ruler. If such a ruler could establish and maintain authority over a portion of these tuatha, he was sometimes granted the title of High King .

Scotland
Scotland
also experienced significant Viking
Viking
incursions during the 9th century. The Vikings
Vikings
established themselves in coastal regions, usually in northern Scotland, and in the northern islands such as Orkney and Shetland
Shetland
. The Viking
Viking
invasion and settlement in Scotland provided a contributing factor in the collapse of the kingdoms of the Picts
Picts
, who inhabited most of Scotland
Scotland
at the time. Not only were the Pictish realms either destroyed or severely weakened, the Viking invasion and settlement may have been the reason for the movement of Kenneth MacAlpin , the king of Dál Riata
Dál Riata
at that time. The kingdom of Dál Riata
Dál Riata
was located on the western coast of Scotland, and Viking incursions destroyed it after the death of its previous king, Áed mac Boanta in 839, according to the Annals of Ulster
Annals of Ulster
. This may have caused the new king, MacAlpin, to move to the east, and conquer the remnants of the Pictish realms. MacAlpin became king of the Picts
Picts
in 843
843
and later kings would be titled as the King of Alba or King of Scots .

ART OF THE 9TH CENTURY

Art in the 9th century
9th century
was primarily dedicated to the Gospel and employed as basic tools of liturgy of the Roman Orthodox Church. Thousands of golden art objects were made: Sacred cups, vessels, reliquaries, crucifixes, rosaries, altar pieces, and statues of the Virgin and Child or Saints all kept the flame of western art from dying out. Architecture began to revive to some extent by the 9th century, taking the form of Church facilities of all kinds, and the first castle fortifications since Roman times began to take form in simple "moat and baily" castles, or simple "strong point" tower structures, with little refinement.

EVENTS

Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 9th century. Eastern Hemisphere at the end of the 9th century.

* An unknown event causes the decline of the Maya Classical Era . * Beowulf
Beowulf
might have been written down in this century; alternatively, it could also have been in the 8th century. * Reign of Charlemagne
Charlemagne
, and concurrent (and controversially labeled) Carolingian Renaissance
Carolingian Renaissance
in Western Europe. * Large-scale Viking
Viking
attacks on Europe begin, devastating countless numbers of people. * Oseberg
Oseberg
ship burial . * The Magyars begin their conquest of Pannonia (roughly modern day Hungary
Hungary
), a process that will take several decades to be completed. * The Tukolor settle in the Senegal river valley. * Muslim
Muslim
traders settle in the northwest and southeast of Madagascar . * 800 : Charlemagne
Charlemagne
is crowned emperor of Rome
Rome
by Pope Leo III . * 800 : Charlemagne
Charlemagne
expands the Frankish state and founds the Carolingian Empire
Carolingian Empire
. He rules over the empire for 14 years. * 800 : An Arab fleet sails up the Tiber
Tiber
. * 800 909 : Rule of Aghlabids
Aghlabids
as an independent Muslim
Muslim
dynasty in North Africa, with their capital at Tunis
Tunis
. * 802 : Jayavarman II of the Khmer people
Khmer people
in Cambodia
Cambodia
founds the Khmer empire
Khmer empire
and establishes the Angkorian dynasty. * 803 : Construction on the Leshan Giant Buddha in Tang Dynasty China
China
is complete, after 90 years of rock-carving on a massive cliff-side. * 805 - 820 : Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
was under the rule of Emperor Xianzong of Tang . * 809 815 : War between the Byzantine empire
Byzantine empire
and Bulgaria
Bulgaria
. * 811 : Battle of Pliska
Battle of Pliska
fought between a Byzantine force led by emperor Nicephorus I and a Bulgarian army commanded by Khan Krum
Krum
. Byzantines are defeated in a series of engagements, culminating with the death of Nicephorus I . * 813 : Byzantines are heavily defeated by the Bulgars at Versinikia . * 813 : China
China
is reunited. * c. 813 – c. 915 : Period of serious Arab naval raids on shores of Tyrrhenian and Adriatic seas. * 814 : Charlemagne
Charlemagne
dies in the city of Aachen
Aachen
. * 815 : A 30-year peace agreement is signed between Bulgaria
Bulgaria
and the Byzantine Empire. * 824 : Han Yu dies. * 825 : Battle of Ellandun : King Egbert of Wessex
Wessex
defeats Mercia and establishes the kingdom of Wessex
Wessex
as the supreme Kingdom in England. * 825 : Borobudur
Borobudur
is completed during the reign of Samaratungga
Samaratungga
.

Borobudur
Borobudur
was likely founded around 800. This corresponds to the period between 760 and 830, the peak of the Sailendra
Sailendra
dynasty in central Java, when it was under the influence of the Srivijayan Empire . The construction has been estimated to have taken 75 years and been completed during the reign of Samaratungga
Samaratungga
in 825.

* 827 902 : Aghlabid
Aghlabid
dynasty colonises emirates in Sicily
Sicily
and subsequently raids Southern Italy. * 830 : The Ghana (Wagadu) Empire
Ghana (Wagadu) Empire
is established. * 830 : The House of Wisdom
House of Wisdom
, a library and translation institute established in Baghdad
Baghdad
by al-Ma\'mun , Abbasid
Abbasid
caliph , to transfer the knowledge of Greeks, Persians, Indians, etc. to Muslim
Muslim
world. The Compendious Book on Calculation by Completion and Balancing , a book of algebra , is also written there by Al-Khwarizmi
Al-Khwarizmi
. * 835 : Sweet Dew Incident occurs. Emperor Wenzong of the Tang Dynasty conspires to kill the powerful eunuchs of the Tang court, but the plot is foiled. * 839 - 842 : Vlastimir defeats Presian . * 840 : Death of Louis the Pious
Louis the Pious
. * 841 : Dublin
Dublin
is founded on the east coast of Ireland
Ireland
by the Vikings
Vikings
. * 843
843
: The Carolingian Empire
Carolingian Empire
is at its height in territory and area. The three sons of Louis the Pious
Louis the Pious
reach an agreement known as the Treaty of Verdun and split the Carolingian empire
Carolingian empire
into three divisions; East Francia
East Francia
was given to Louis the German
Louis the German
, West Francia to Charles the Bald
Charles the Bald
and Middle Francia
Middle Francia
to Lothair I
Lothair I
. * 845
845
: Buddhism
Buddhism
is persecuted and banned in China. * 846 - 859 : Emperor Xuānzong of Tang reigned. He was considered the last capable emperor of the Tang dynasty
Tang dynasty
. * 846 - 11,000 Saracen
Saracen
Arab squadrons from Africa, with 500 horses, desecrate Christian
Christian
shrines in Rome
Rome
, including the tombs and basilicas of Sts. Peter and Paul. * 848 852 : The west bank of the Tiber
Tiber
is annexed into the city of Rome
Rome
. A defensive wall , commissioned by Pope Leo IV
Pope Leo IV
, is built around what came to be called the Leonine City as a defensive response to the Saracen
Saracen
desecration of Rome
Rome
in 846 . * 850 875 : The first Norse settlers arrive on Iceland
Iceland
. * 851 : The Arab merchant Sulaiman al-Tajir visits the Chinese seaport at Guangzhou
Guangzhou
in southern China, and observes the manufacturing of porcelain , the Islamic mosque built at Guangzhou, the granary system of the city, and how its municipal administration functioned. * 856 : Prambanan
Prambanan
is completed. According to the Shivagrha inscription , Rakai Pikatan — the husband of Pramodhawardhani — defeated Balaputra . * 859 : Muslims establish the University of Al Karaouine as a madrasa in Fez, Morocco
Fez, Morocco
. * 860
860
: Balaputra , the maharaja of Suvarnadvipa and the ruler of Srivijaya, constructs the Buddhist temple and monastery in Nalanda India
India
, on the land given by King Devapaladeva. of Pala in Benggala, according to the Nalanda
Nalanda
inscription . * 862 : The beginning of the Rurik Dynasty
Rurik Dynasty
in Rus\' . * 863 : The Chinese author Duan Chengshi describes the slave trade , ivory trade , and ambergris trade of Somalia
Somalia
in East Africa
East Africa
. * 862 : The Bagratuni Dynasty of Medieval Armenia begins with Ashot I . * 863 879 : Period of schism between Eastern and Western churches. * 864 : Christianization of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
under Boris I * 867 : Onward revival of the Byzantine Empire
Byzantine Empire
under the Macedonian dynasty . * 868 : Ahmad ibn Tulun breaks away from the Abbasid
Abbasid
Caliphate and establishes the independent Tulunid dynasty. * 869
869
: An earthquake and tsunami struck Japan
Japan
's Sanriku coast , killing 1,000 people. * 870 : Christianization of the Serbs . * 870 : Prague Castle founded. * 871 899 : Reign of Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
, first king of the English. * 875 884 : Huang Chao leads an unsuccessful rebellion against the Tang Dynasty
Tang Dynasty
in China. * 878 : Battle of Ethandun results in the victory of Alfred the Great over the Danish warlord Guthrum . * 885 : Arrival of the disciples of Saints Cyril and Methodius , Clement of Ohrid and Naum of Preslav in Bulgaria. Development of the Cyrillic Alphabet
Cyrillic Alphabet
. * 888 : The Carolingian Empire
Carolingian Empire
declines and falls after the death of Charles III . * 893 : Council of Preslav - Vladimir-Rasate is dethroned and succeeded as Prince of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
by Simeon I ; the capital is moved from Pliska
Pliska
to Preslav
Preslav
; the Byzantine clergy is expelled and replaced by Bulgarian; Old Bulgarian becomes the official language of the country. * 895 / 896 : The year of the Magyars arrival in Pannonia . This year is widely accepted as the beginning of the Hungarian "Landtaking"* Late 9th century: Bulgaria
Bulgaria
stretches from the mouth of the Danube
Danube
to Epirus
Epirus
and Bosnia . * In Italy
Italy
, some cities became free republics: for instance Forlì , in 889
889
. * The Christian
Christian
Nubian kingdom reaches its peak of prosperity and military power. ( Early history of Sudan ). * Harald Fairhair was victorious at the battle of Hafrsfjord , and Norway
Norway
was unified into one kingdom. * Chess
Chess
reaches Japan
Japan
. * The Medieval Warm Period
Medieval Warm Period
begins. * The Coptic period , at its most broad definition, ends. * Page from Koran
Koran
(Surah II:286 and title Surah III) in kufic script, from Syria
Syria
, is made. It is now kept at The Metropolitan Museum of Art , New York
York
. * 899 : King Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
of Wessex, First King of The English, dies. * Late 9th century
9th century
Pallava dynasty
Pallava dynasty
ends in Southern India
India
. * Late 9th century
9th century
- Womb World mandala, To-ji , Kyoto
Kyoto
, is made. Heian period
Heian period
. * 9th – 10th century
10th century
– Bowl with kufic border, from Samarkand
Samarkand
, Uzbekistan
Uzbekistan
, is made. It is now kept at Musée du Louvre
Musée du Louvre
, Paris
Paris
. * Laguna Copperplate Inscription
Laguna Copperplate Inscription
, Kavi script, inscribed in Luzon
Luzon
, Philippines
Philippines
, dated Saka year 822 ( 900
900
)

SIGNIFICANT PEOPLE

Further information: Category:9th-century people Charlemagne (left) and Pippin the Hunchback. 10th-century copy of a lost original from about 830. Saint Clement of Ohrid

* * Alfonso III of Asturias
Alfonso III of Asturias
, king of Asturias
Asturias
, Galicia and León . * Al-Jahiz
Al-Jahiz
* Alfred the Great
Alfred the Great
* Arnulf of Carinthia * Árpád
Árpád
, Grand Prince of the Magyars * Basil I the Macedonian
Basil I the Macedonian
(Βασίλειος Α') ( 811 886 ), ruled ( 867 )–( 886 ) * Boris I of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
* Empress Irene of Athens
Irene of Athens
* Charlemagne
Charlemagne
* Clement of Ohrid * Han Yu * Harald I of Norway * Huang Chao * Harun al-Rashid
Harun al-Rashid
* Ivar the Boneless * Jayarasi Bhatta , philosophical skeptic * Krum
Krum
, Khan of Bulgaria * Kenneth I of Scotland
Scotland
* Li Deyu * Louis the Pious
Louis the Pious
* Naum of Preslav * Niu Sengru * Ordoño I of Asturias
Asturias
, King of Asturias
Asturias
* Rurik * Simeon I of Bulgaria
Bulgaria
* Saints Cyril and Methodius * emperor Theophilus of Amorium * Zhu Wen * Wang Kon * Wang Xianzhi * Emperor Xianzong of Tang * Emperor Xuānzong of Tang

INVENTIONS, DISCOVERIES, INTRODUCTIONS

See also: Timeline of historic inventions § 9th century
9th century

* First image of a rotary grindstone in a European source—illustration shows crank, first known use of a crank in the West ( Utrecht Psalter , 843
843
) * First known printed book, the Diamond Sutra
Diamond Sutra
, printed in China using woodblock printing in 868. * Invention of gunpowder by Chinese Taoist
Taoist
Alchemists . * Vulgar Latin
Vulgar Latin
begins to develop into various Romance languages
Romance languages
. * Two syllabaries or kana are developed from simplified Chinese characters in Japan
Japan
.

SEE ALSO

* Timeline of 9th-century Muslim
Muslim
history

REFERENCES

* ^ Apley, Alice. " Igbo-Ukwu
Igbo-Ukwu
(ca. 9th century)". Metropolitan Museum of Art. Archived from the original on 4 December 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-23. * ^ A B Dumarçay (1991). * ^ A B Paul Michel Munoz (2007). Early Kingdoms of the Indonesian Archipelago and the Malay Peninsula. Singapore: Didier Millet. p. 143. ISBN 981-4155-67-5 . * ^ Soekmono (1976), page 9. * ^ Miksic (1990) * ^ "Succession of the Carolingian Empire, 843
843
CE". Cmunce.org. Columbia Model United Nations Conference and Exposition. Retrieved 24 December 2014. The year is 843
843
C.E., and the Carolingian Empire
Carolingian Empire
has reached the peak of its expansion, covering more territory in Western Europe than any one dynasty since the Roman Empire. * ^ Miksic (1997) * ^ Soekmono, R, Drs., Pengantar Sejarah Kebudayaan Indonesia 2, 2nd ed. Penerbit Kanisius, Yogyakarta, 1973, 5th reprint edition in 1988 p.46

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Decades and years

9TH CENTURY 7th century  ←  8th century
8th century
 ← ↔ → 10th century  →  11th century
11th century

790S 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799
799

800S 800 801
801
802 803 804 805 806 807 808
808
809

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816
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820S 820 821 822 823 824 825 826 827 828 829

830S 830 831 832 833 834 835 836 837 838 839

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843
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855 856 857 858 859

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860
861 862 863 864 865 866 867 868 869
869

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880S 880 881 882 883 884 885 886 887 888 889
889

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890
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900
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