656

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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656 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 656
DCLVI
Ab urbe condita 1409
Armenian calendar 105
ԹՎ ՃԵ
Assyrian calendar 5406
Balinese saka calendar 577–578
Bengali calendar 63
Berber calendar 1606
Buddhist calendar 1200
Burmese calendar 18
Byzantine calendar 6164–6165
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
3352 or 3292
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3353 or 3293
Coptic calendar 372–373
Discordian calendar 1822
Ethiopian calendar 648–649
Hebrew calendar 4416–4417
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 712–713
 - Shaka Samvat 577–578
 - Kali Yuga 3756–3757
Holocene calendar 10656
Iranian calendar 34–35
Islamic calendar 35–36
Japanese calendar N/A
Javanese calendar 547–548
Julian calendar 656
DCLVI
Korean calendar 2989
Minguo calendar 1256 before ROC
民前1256年
Nanakshahi calendar −812
Seleucid era 967/968 AG
Thai solar calendar 1198–1199
Tibetan calendar 阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
782 or 401 or −371
    — to —
阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
783 or 402 or −370
King Sigebert III of Austrasia (c. 630–656)

Year 656 (DCLVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 656 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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  • Empress Saimei of Japan builds a new palace at Asuka (Nara Prefecture), because her former residence took fire. This construction is called the "Mad Canal" by the people of that day, wasting the labor of tens of thousand workers and a large amount of money.

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  1. ^ The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750, David Nicolle (2009), p. 62. ISBN 978-1-84603-273-8
  2. ^ The Caliphate Its Rise, Decline and Fall by William Muir. Chapter XXXV, Battle of the Camel, p. 250