|Centuries:||7th century – 8th century – 9th century|
|Decades:||730s 740s 750s – 760s – 770s 780s 790s|
|Years:||758 759 760 – 761 – 762 763 764|
|761 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1514|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1083 – −1082|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||庚子年 (Metal Rat)
3457 or 3397
— to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
3458 or 3398
|- Vikram Samvat||817–818|
|- Shaka Samvat||683–684|
|- Kali Yuga||3862–3863|
|Igbo calendar||−239 – −238|
|Japanese calendar||Tenpyō-hōji 5
|Minguo calendar||1151 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1304|
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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.
- Battle of Eildon: King Æthelwald of Northumbria faces a rebellion under a rival claimant to the throne named Oswine. The latter is killed after a three day battle against the forces of Æthelwald in the Eildon Hills.
- Bridei V succeeds his brother Óengus I as king of the Picts (modern Scotland).
- The city of Oviedo (Northern Spain) is founded by the monks Nolan and John (approximate date).
- Construction is completed on the 108-room Castello di Lunghezza outside of Rome, Italy.
- An Abbasid Caliphate army reconquers the city of Kairouan (modern-day Tunesia) from 'Abd al-Rahmān ibn Rustam of the Rustamid Dynasty. The latter is forced west where he creates an autonomous state around Tihert (Tiaret).
- Khurshid II, the last ruler (spāhbed) of Tabaristan, poisons himself when he learns that his family has been captured by the Abbasids.
- 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).
- Donngal mac Laidcnén, king of the Uí Ceinnselaig (Ireland)
- December 23 – Gaubald, bishop of Regensburg
- Ibn Ishaq, Arab historian and hagiographer (or 767)
- Khurshid II, ruler (spāhbed) of Tabaristan (b. 734)
- Óengus I, king of the Picts (approximate date)
- Shi Siming, general of the Tang Dynasty (b. 703)
- 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.
- 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.
- Meynier, Gilbert (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique: De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte. p. 25.
- 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.