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This article is about the year 628. For the number, see 628 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 590s  600s  610s  – 620s –  630s  640s  650s
Years: 625 626 627628629 630 631
628 by topic
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Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
628 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 628
Ab urbe condita 1381
Armenian calendar 77
Assyrian calendar 5378
Bengali calendar 35
Berber calendar 1578
Buddhist calendar 1172
Burmese calendar −10
Byzantine calendar 6136–6137
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
3324 or 3264
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3325 or 3265
Coptic calendar 344–345
Discordian calendar 1794
Ethiopian calendar 620–621
Hebrew calendar 4388–4389
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 684–685
 - Shaka Samvat 550–551
 - Kali Yuga 3729–3730
Holocene calendar 10628
Iranian calendar 6–7
Islamic calendar 6–7
Japanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 628
Korean calendar 2961
Minguo calendar 1284 before ROC
Seleucid era 939/940 AG
Thai solar calendar 1170–1171
Coin of king Ardashir III (c. 621–630)

Year 628 (DCXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 628 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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Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • Spring – Byzantine–Sassanid War: Emperor Heraclius issues an ultimatum for peace to king Khosrau II, but he refuses his generous terms. The war-weary Persians revolt against Khosrau's regime at Ctesiphon and install his son Kavadh II to the throne. He puts his father to death and begins negotiations with Heraclius. Kavadh is forced to return all the territories conquered during the war. The Persians must give up all of the trophies they have captured, including the relic of the True Cross. Evidently there is also a large financial indemnity. Having accepted a peace agreement on his own terms, Heraclius returns in triumph to Constantinople.[1]
  • Third Perso-Turkic War: The Western Göktürks under their leader Tong Yabghu Qaghan plunder Tbilisi (modern Georgia). The Persian defenders are executed or mutilated, Tong Yabghu appoints governors (tuduns) to manage various tribes under his overlordship.[2]




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Arts and sciences[edit]


  • The Sharia enjoins women as well as men to obtain secular and religious educations. It forbids eating pork, domesticated donkey, and other flesh denied to Jews by Mosaic law (approximate date).


  • Muhammad's letters to world leaders explain the principles of the new monotheistic Muslim faith, as they will be contained in his book, the Quran, which will instruct its readers, "Fight the unbelievers who are near to you".




  1. ^ Kaegi, Walter Emil (2003), Heraclius: Emperor of Byzantium, Cambridge University Press, p. 178, 189–190. ISBN 0-521-81459-6
  2. ^ Christian 283; Artamanov, p. 170–180
  3. ^ The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle
  4. ^ Palmer, Alan & Veronica (1992). The Chronology of British History. London: Century Ltd. pp. 30–34. ISBN 0-7126-5616-2.