|Centuries:||7th century – 8th century – 9th century|
|Decades:||740s 750s 760s – 770s – 780s 790s 800s|
|Years:||773 774 775 – 776 – 777 778 779|
|776 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1529|
|Chinese calendar||乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
3472 or 3412
— to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3473 or 3413
|- Vikram Samvat||832–833|
|- Shaka Samvat||698–699|
|- Kali Yuga||3877–3878|
|Japanese calendar||Hōki 7
|Minguo calendar||1136 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1087/1088 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1318–1319|
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Year 776 (DCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 776 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.
- April 24 – Emperor Leo IV ("the Khazar") appoints his 5-year-old son Constantine VI to co-ruler of the Byzantine Empire. This leads to an uprising of Leo's half-brothers including Caesar Nikephoros, the second son of former emperor Constantine V. The revolt is quickly suppressed, Leo has the conspirators blinded, tonsured and exiled to Cherson (Southern Crimea) under guard.
- King Charlemagne spends Easter in Treviso (Northern Italy) after putting down a rebellion in Friuli and Spoleto. He removes Hrodgaud of Friuli from power and reforms the duchy as the March of Friuli (military frontier district). Co-conspirators who support the revolt are Arechis II, duke of Benevento, and Adalgis, son of former Lombard king Desiderius. Frankish counts are placed in the cities of Friuli.
- Saxon Wars: The Saxons again revolt against Christianity and Frankish rule. Eresburg falls, but a Saxon assault upon the castle of Syburg (near Dortmund) fails. Charlemagne hurriedly returns from Italy, launching a counter-offensive which defeat the Saxons. Most of their leaders are summoned to the Lippe at the town of Bad Lippspringe (North Rhine-Westphalia) to submit formally to Charlemagne.
- Battle of Otford: King Egbert II of Kent defeats the Mercians under king Offa (near Otford) and re-asserts himself as ruler of Kent.
- Al-Jahiz, Afro-Muslim scholar and writer (d. 868)
- Lu Sui, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 835)
- Sahnun ibn Sa'id, Muslim jurist (or 777)
- Cellach mac Dúnchada, king of Leinster (Ireland)
- Cináed Ciarrge mac Cathussaig, Dál nAraide king
- Flaithniadh mac Congal, abbot of Clonfert
- Hrodgaud, duke of Friuli (Italy)
- Humayd ibn Qahtaba, Muslim military leader
- Nuada ua Bolcain, abbot of Tuam (Ireland)
- The Chronicle of Theophanes Anni Mundi 6095–6305 (A.D. 602–813): Tr. Harry Turtledove (University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982), p. 137
- David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
- David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, pp. 15–16. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5