760s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 730s 740s 750s760s770s 780s 790s
Years: 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769
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This is a list of events occurring in the 760s, ordered by year.

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761[edit]

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  • The Japanese priest Dōkyō "cures" empress Kōken by using prayers and potions. He may have become her lover and certainly becomes her court favorite, arousing the jealousy of emperor Junnin.
  • A great Chinese famine in the Huai-Yangtze area late in the year drives many people to cannibalism (approximate date).

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  • The Chinese official Li Fuguo murders empress Zhang, wife of emperor Su Zong. Shortly afterward Su Zong dies of a heart attack, he is succeeded by his son Dai Zong who kills Li by sending assassins.

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765[edit]

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  • European writings make the first known mention of a three-field system in use in medieval Europe. The crop rotation is the practice of growing a series of different types of crops in the same area in sequential seasons. Under this system, the land of an estate or village is divided into three large fields and makes a given section of land productive 2 years out of 3, instead of every other year (approximate date).

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  • Baghdad nears completion as 100,000 laborers create a circle city about 2 km in diameter, leading it to be known as the "Round City". In the center is a palace build for caliph Al-Mansur, the capital is ringed by three lines of walls (approximate date).

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769[edit]

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  • King Charlemagne (Charles "the Great") begins a military campagne against Aquitaine and Gascony. He leads a Frankish army to the city of Bordeaux, where he sets up a fort at Fronsac. His younger brother Carloman I refuses to participate in the uprising and returns to Burgundy. Hunald, duke of Aquitaine, is forced to flee to the court of Gascony. Lupus II, fearing Charlemagne, turns Hunald over in exchange for peace, and is put in a monastery. Aquitaine and Gascony are subdued into the Frankish Kingdom.

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  1. ^ Annales Cambriae
  2. ^ O'Mansky & Dunning 2005, p. 94
  3. ^ Kirby, p. 151, states that Oswine's origins are unknown. Marsden, pp. 232–233, suggests he was a son of Eadberht. The description of Oswine as an ætheling comes from John of Worcester's chronicle.
  4. ^ Forsyth, Katherine (2000). "Evidence of a lost Pictish source in the Historia Regum Anglorum". In Taylor, Simon. Kings, clerics and chronicles in Scotland, 500–1297: essays in honour of Marjorie Ogilvie Anderson on the occasion of her ninetieth birthday. Dublin: Four Courts Press. ISBN 1-85182-516-9. 
  5. ^ Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique: De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 25. 
  6. ^ Rekaya, M. (1986). "Khurshīd". The Encyclopedia of Islam V (New ed.). Leiden; New York: Brill. pp. 68–70. ISBN 90-04-07819-3. Retrieved 2013-01-31. 
  7. ^ Kirby, p. 156. Symeon of Durham, p. 461
  8. ^ Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 124. 
  9. ^ Kirsch, Johann Peter. "Pope Paul I". The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 11. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1911. 24 Jan. 2014
  10. ^ Beckwith 1987, p. 146
  11. ^ Sansom, p. 90; excerpt, "... Nakamaro, better known by his later title as the prime minister Oshikatsu, was in high favour with the emperor Junnin but not with the ex-empress Kōken. In a civil disturbance that took place in 764–765, Oshikatsu was captured and killed, while the young emperor was deposed and exiled in 765 and presumably strangled. Kōken reascended the throne as the empress Shōtoku, and her priest Dōkyō was all powerful until she died withous issue in 770."
  12. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; p.27
  13. ^ Mango & Scott 1997, p. 605.
  14. ^ Winkelmann et al. 2000, p. 531.
  15. ^ John V.A. Fine, Jr (1991). The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century, p. 77. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  16. ^ Lewis 1965, pp. 27-28.
  17. ^ Bachrach 1974, p. 13.
  18. ^ Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques (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. 124.