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This article is about the year 761. For the number, see 761 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 730s  740s  750s  – 760s –  770s  780s  790s
Years: 758 759 760761762 763 764
761 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
761 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 761
Ab urbe condita 1514
Armenian calendar 210
Assyrian calendar 5511
Bahá'í calendar −1083 – −1082
Bengali calendar 168
Berber calendar 1711
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1305
Burmese calendar 123
Byzantine calendar 6269–6270
Chinese calendar 庚子(Metal Rat)
3457 or 3397
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
3458 or 3398
Coptic calendar 477–478
Discordian calendar 1927
Ethiopian calendar 753–754
Hebrew calendar 4521–4522
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 817–818
 - Shaka Samvat 683–684
 - Kali Yuga 3862–3863
Holocene calendar 10761
Igbo calendar −239 – −238
Iranian calendar 139–140
Islamic calendar 143–144
Japanese calendar Tenpyō-hōji 5
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 761
Korean calendar 3094
Minguo calendar 1151 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 1304
Silver dirham of Khurshid II (734–761)

Year 761 (DCCLXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 761 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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  • 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).




  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique: De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 25. 
  4. ^ 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.