608

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This article is about the year 608. For the number, see 608 (number). For other uses, see 608 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 570s  580s  590s  – 600s –  610s  620s  630s
Years: 605 606 607608609 610 611
608 by topic
Politics
State leadersSovereign states
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Establishment and disestablishment categories
EstablishmentsDisestablishments
608 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 608
DCVIII
Ab urbe condita 1361
Armenian calendar 57
ԹՎ ԾԷ
Assyrian calendar 5358
Bahá'í calendar −1236 – −1235
Bengali calendar 15
Berber calendar 1558
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1152
Burmese calendar −30
Byzantine calendar 6116–6117
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
3304 or 3244
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3305 or 3245
Coptic calendar 324–325
Discordian calendar 1774
Ethiopian calendar 600–601
Hebrew calendar 4368–4369
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 664–665
 - Shaka Samvat 530–531
 - Kali Yuga 3709–3710
Holocene calendar 10608
Igbo calendar −392 – −391
Iranian calendar 14 BP – 13 BP
Islamic calendar 14 BH – 13 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 608
DCVIII
Korean calendar 2941
Minguo calendar 1304 before ROC
民前1304年
Thai solar calendar 1151

Year 608 (DCVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 608 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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Asia[edit]

Sui Dynasty Emperor Yang of Sui expressed the desire to control routes to the West, leading to two and a half centuries of Chinese military and trading activities in Central Asia.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Essential Histories: Rome at War AD 293–696 (2002), Michael Whitby, p. 60. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  2. ^ Kaegi 2003, p. 41