Events and Trends
- After the death of Louis the Pious, his sons Charles the Bald, Louis the German and Lothair II of Lotharingia fight about the division of the empire until the treaty of Verdun (843).
- Viking raid of Western Francia (France) (845).
- Vikings conquer Frisia, the present Netherlands and the German North Sea coastline.
- Beginning of Arab domination on Taranto, which lasts until 880.
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