770s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 740s 750s 760s770s780s 790s 800s
Years: 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779
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This is a list of events occurring in the 770s, ordered by year.

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771[edit]

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772[edit]

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773[edit]

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774[edit]

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  • Battle of Berzitia: The Bulgarian ruler (khagan) Telerig sends a small raiding army (12,000 men) to strike into the southwest of Macedonia and capture Berzitia. Emperor Constantine V is informed for this raid by his spies in Pliska, and assembles an enormous force (80,000 men). He surprises the Bulgarians who did not expect to find an Byzantine army there, and defeats them with heavy losses.
  • Telerig sends a message to Constantine V, stating that he is going to flee in exile to Constantinople. In exchange, he ask the emperor to reveal the spies to his associates in Pliska for their own safety. Constantine sends the Bulgarian government a list of the spies, however Telerig executes them all and eliminates the Byzantine spy network within his government.[11]

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775[edit]

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  • Saxon Wars: King Charlemagne holds a major assembly at Quierzy (Northern France). He leads an Frankish army into Saxony to retake the castrum of Syburg (near Dortmund), then rebuilds and garrisons fortified Eresburg. He reaches the Weser at a place called Braunsberg where the Saxons stand for battle but are defeated when Frankish troops cross the river.[14]
  • Westphalian Saxons, probably commanded by Widukind, cross the Weser and fight an inconclusive battle at Hlidbeck (modern-day Lübbecke). Charlemagne claims victory but perhaps in reality suffers a setback. He reunites his forces and inflicts a real defeat upon the Saxons, seizing considerable booty and taking hostages, though Widukind escapes.[15]
  • Autumn – Charlemagne retakes the Hellweg (main corridor) along the Lippe Valley, establishing communications between Austrasia, Hesse and Thuringia. It is used as a trade route under Frankish supervision.[16]
  • The German city of Giessen (Hesse) is founded.

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777[edit]

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778[edit]

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  • Unrest in Northumbria leads to king Æthelred I ordering the execution of three of his dukes. This considerably weakens his position (approximate date).

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779[edit]

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  1. ^ McKitterick, Rosamond, Charlemagne: The Formation of a European Identity (2008), p. 84
  2. ^ "Cathwulf, Kingship, and the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis", by Joanna Story, Speculum
  3. ^ Simon of Durham. Historia Regum. Ch. 47
  4. ^ Simeon of Durham's. History of the Kings, p. 450
  5. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, pp. 12–13. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  6. ^ Moshe Gil, A History of Palestine 634-1099, Cambridge University Press, 1992, pp. 473-476 (cited in FrontPage Magazine)
  7. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 14. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  8. ^ Yale Global
  9. ^ Indian Institute of Techonology Guwahati
  10. ^ http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3893640/
  11. ^ 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
  12. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 14. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  13. ^ http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-radiation-burst-recorded-in-tree-rings-1.10768/
  14. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  15. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  16. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  17. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; p. 26
  18. ^ Geography at about.com
  19. ^ Bagchi, Jhunu (1993). The History and Culture of the Pālas of Bengal and Bihar, cir 750 A.D. - 1200 A.D. ISBN 978-81-7017-301-4
  20. ^ http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-radiation-burst-recorded-in-tree-rings-1.10768/
  21. ^ The Chronicle of Theophanes Anni Mundi 6095–6305 (A.D. 602–813): Tr. Harry Turtledove (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), p. 137
  22. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  23. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  24. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  25. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 16. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  26. ^ Treadgold 1997, p. 369
  27. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  28. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 17. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  29. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 17. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5