740s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 710s 720s 730s740s750s 760s 770s
Years: 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749
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This is a list of events occurring in the 740s, ordered by year.

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  • September – The Daysan River floods Edessa.
  • Battle of Akroinon in Anatolia, a significant Byzantine victory over the Umayyads, halts the impetus of Arab attacks into Anatolia.
  • Much to the delight of the citizens of Chang'an City, the Chinese Tang Dynasty government orders fruit trees to be planted along every main avenue of the city, which enriches not only the diets of the people but also the surroundings.

Africa[edit]

  • After two unsuccessful attempts to crush the quickly spreading revolt of Tanger, the Umayyad suffer a humiliating defeat at the "battle of the Nobles" near the Chelif river.[2]

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  • In 741 and 744, documents in the archives of St. Gallen Abbey describe the village of Kempraten as Centoprato, another document in 863 as Centiprata, inspired by the Latin name Centum Prata.
  • A nunnery given by the Alamannic noblewoman Beata on Lützelau island is first mentioned. In 744, the nunnery was sold to Einsiedeln Abbey.
  • Ufenau island in Switzerland is first mentioned in 741 as "Hupinauia", and in 744 as "Ubinauvia".

Africa[edit]

  • A fourth expedition sent from Syria by the Umayyad caliphate to crush the rebellion in the Atlas region is defeated in the plain of the Ghrab (nowadays Morocco). The counter-attack of the Kharijite rebels to the East is successful but fails to conquer Kairouan from the loyalists. A more radical branch of the Tunisian Kharijites, the Sofrists, however manages to take the city soon after.[3]

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  • Chinese poet Li Po is presented before the emperor and given a position in the Imperial court (approximate date).
  • Artabasdus is Byzantine Emperor until the capital is stormed by Constantine V, who regains control and resumes the suppression of image-worship.
  • Emperor Xuanzong of Tang begins to favor Taoism over Buddhism, adopting the new reign title Tianbao ('Heavenly Treasures') to indicate his divine mandate.
  • For the municipal census of the Chinese capital city Chang'an and its metropolitan area of Jingzhou Fu (including small towns in the vicinity), the New Book of Tang records that in this year there are 362,921 registered families with 1,960,188 persons.
  • In China, f a million due to Emperor Xuanzong's earlier reforms.
  • China's population reaches approximately 50 million.

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  • In 741 and 744, documents in the archives of St. Gallen Abbey describe the village of Kempraten as Centoprato, another document in 863 as Centiprata, inspired by the Latin name Centum Prata.
  • A nunnery given by the Alamannic noblewoman Beata on Lützelau island is first mentioned in 741. In 744, the nunnery was sold to Einsiedeln Abbey.
  • Ufenau island in Switzerland is first mentioned in 741 as "Hupinauia", and in 744 as "Ubinauvia".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". In Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques. Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123. 
  2. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; p.25.
  3. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010) L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp.25.
  4. ^ Serrão, Joel; de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123.