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  • c. 750 CE - c. 800 CE
    The presumed founding of the important Viking trading center of Birka in Sweden.
  • c. 790 CE - c. 1100 CE
    The Viking Age.
  • c. 829 CE - c. 831 CE
    The Frankish missionary St. Ansgar (801-865 CE) first introduces the Swedes to Christianity in the Viking trading town of Birka.
  • c. 950 CE
    The Viking trading center of Birka in present-day Sweden goes into abrupt decline around the mid-10th century CE.
  • 1993 CE
    UNESCO declares the Viking trading center of Birka in present-day Sweden a World Heritage Site, together with the neighboring site of Hovgården.

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750 CE - 800 CE: The presumed founding of the important Viking trading center of Birka in Sweden.
 
 
790 CE - 1100 CE: The Viking Age.
 
829 CE - 831 CE: The Frankish missionary St. Ansgar (801-865 CE) first introduces the Swedes to Christianity in the Viking trading town of Birka.
 
 
950 CE: The Viking trading center of Birka in present-day Sweden goes into abrupt decline around the mid-10th century CE.
 
1993 CE: UNESCO declares the Viking trading center of Birka in present-day Sweden a World Heritage Site, together with the neighboring site of Hovgården.
 
 
 
 
 
750 CE 910 CE 1070 CE 1230 CE 1390 CE 1550 CE 1710 CE 1870 CE

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