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Centuries: 8th century - 9th century - 10th century

Decades: 750s 760s 770s 780s 790s - 800s - 810s 820s 830s 840s 850s

Years: 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809

Significant Events and Trends:
  • Swedish town of Birka founded as a centre of trade on the island of Björkö in Lake Mälaren.
  • In 800, Charlemagne is crowned emperor. He continues to extend the empire, conquering Barcelona in 801 and finishing his conquest of Saxony in 804, and establishing boundaries between the western and eastern empire with Nicephorus I.
  • In 802, Jayavarman II[?] establishes the kingdom of Angkor.

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