|Centuries:||6th century – 7th century – 8th century|
|Decades:||590s 600s 610s – 620s – 630s 640s 650s|
|Years:||619 620 621 – 622 – 623 624 625|
|622 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1375|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1222 – −1221|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3318 or 3258
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
3319 or 3259
|- Vikram Samvat||678–679|
|- Shaka Samvat||544–545|
|- Kali Yuga||3723–3724|
|Igbo calendar||−378 – −377|
|Minguo calendar||1290 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1165|
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Year 622 (DCXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 622 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.
- Byzantine–Sassanid War: Emperor Heraclius sails from Constantinople with an expeditionary force (probably 50,000 men) and starts a counter-offensive against the Persian Empire. His young son, Constantine III, is left behind as regent under the charge of Sergius I, patriarch of Constantinople, and patrician Bonus. He lands a few days later at the junction of Cilicia and Syria, near Alexandretta and ancient Issus.
- Battle of Issus: Heraclius defeats the Persian forces under Shahrbaraz in Cappadocia. He recaptures Anatolia, but returns to Constantinople to deal with the threat pose to his Balkan domains by the Avars and puts the Byzantine army into winter quarters in Pontus.
- The Western Turks conquer the Oxus valley and cooperate with Heraclius against Persia, taking Khorasan (modern Afghanistan).
- June 10 – The Islamic prophet Muhammad, after being warned of a plot to assassinate him, secretly leaves his home in Mecca to emigrate to Yathrib (later renamed by him to Medina) along with his companion Abu Bakr. They take refuge in the Cave of Thawr south of Mecca for three days.
- June 24 – Muhammad does not enter Yathrib directly, but stops at its outlying environs of Quba. He establishes the Quba Mosque there, the first mosque of Islam. On June 28, he makes his first visit to Yathrib for Friday prayers.
- July 8 – After a fourteen days’ stay in Quba, Muhammad finally moves from Quba to Yathrib, and is greeted cordially by its people. There he drafts the Constitution of Medina, which constitutes an agreement between the various Muslim, Jewish, Christian, and pagan tribal communities in the city, and forms the basis of a multi-religious Islamic state. Later during the caliphate of Umar in 638, the lunar year during which the emigration to Medina occurred (Friday, 16 July 622 – 4 July 623) was designated "Year One" of the new Anno Hegirae (AH).
- Xuanzang is fully ordained as a Buddhist monk at the age of 20.
- Abdullah ibn Aamir, Arab general (d. 678)
- Al-Mukhtar, Islamic revolutionary (d. 687)
- Bavo, Frankish nobleman and saint (d. 659)
- Mezezius, Byzantine usurper (d. 669)
- Uqba ibn Nafi, Arab general (d. 683)
- Xue Yuanchao, official of the Tang Dynasty (d. 683)
- Andronicus, Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria
- Colmán mac Cobthaig, king of Connacht (Ireland)
- John of Biclaro, Visigoth chronicler (approximate date)
- Li Zitong, rebel leader during the Sui Dynasty
- Lin Shihong, rebel leader during the Sui Dynasty
- Liu Wuzhou, rebel leader during the Sui Dynasty
- April 8 – Shōtoku, prince and regent of Japan (b. 572)
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