643

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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643 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 643
DCXLIII
Ab urbe condita 1396
Armenian calendar 92
ԹՎ ՂԲ
Assyrian calendar 5393
Balinese saka calendar 564–565
Bengali calendar 50
Berber calendar 1593
Buddhist calendar 1187
Burmese calendar 5
Byzantine calendar 6151–6152
Chinese calendar 壬寅(Water Tiger)
3339 or 3279
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
3340 or 3280
Coptic calendar 359–360
Discordian calendar 1809
Ethiopian calendar 635–636
Hebrew calendar 4403–4404
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 699–700
 - Shaka Samvat 564–565
 - Kali Yuga 3743–3744
Holocene calendar 10643
Iranian calendar 21–22
Islamic calendar 22–23
Japanese calendar N/A
Javanese calendar 533–535
Julian calendar 643
DCXLIII
Korean calendar 2976
Minguo calendar 1269 before ROC
民前1269年
Nanakshahi calendar −825
Seleucid era 954/955 AG
Thai solar calendar 1185–1186
Tibetan calendar 阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
769 or 388 or −384
    — to —
阴水兔年
(female Water-Rabbit)
770 or 389 or −383
Emperor Harsha pays homage to Buddha

Year 643 (DCXLIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 643 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]

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Asia[edit]

  • Chinese prefectural government officials travel to the capital of Chang'an, to give the annual report of the affairs in their districts. Emperor Taizong discovers that many have no proper quarters to rest in, and are renting rooms with merchants. Therefore, Taizong orders the government agencies in charge of municipal construction to build every visiting official his own private mansion in the capital.
  • A Chinese embassy is sent to the North Indian Empire. They are invited by Emperor Harsha, who holds a Buddhist convocation at the capital Kannauj, which is attended by 20 kings and thousands of pilgrims.[1]
  • Taizong commissions artist Yan Liben to paint in the Lingyan Pavilion the life-size portraits of 24 government officials, to commemorate their service and contributions to the founding of the Tang Dynasty.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Watters, Thomas. "On Yuan Chwang's Travels in India". Two volumes. 1904–1905, Royal Asiatic Society, London. One volume reprint: Munshiram Manoharlal, Delhi, 1973, pp. 343–344