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Millennium: 1st millennium
660 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar660
Ab urbe condita1413
Armenian calendar109
Assyrian calendar5410
Balinese saka calendar581–582
Bengali calendar67
Berber calendar1610
Buddhist calendar1204
Burmese calendar22
Byzantine calendar6168–6169
Chinese calendar己未年 (Earth Goat)
3356 or 3296
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3357 or 3297
Coptic calendar376–377
Discordian calendar1826
Ethiopian calendar652–653
Hebrew calendar4420–4421
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat716–717
 - Shaka Samvat581–582
 - Kali Yuga3760–3761
Holocene calendar10660
Iranian calendar38–39
Islamic calendar39–40
Japanese calendarN/A
Javanese calendar551–552
Julian calendar660
Korean calendar2993
Minguo calendar1252 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−808
Seleucid era971/972 AG
Thai solar calendar1202–1203
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
786 or 405 or −367
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
787 or 406 or −366
Eligius, bishop and confessor (c. 588–660)

Year 660 (DCLX) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 660 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]

  • Emperor Constans II is paranoid about the ambitions of his younger brother, Theodosius, and has him murdered. Having attracted the hatred of the citizens of Constantinople, Constans decides to leave the Byzantine capital and moves to Syracuse (Sicily).





  • Prince Naka no Ōe no Ōji of Japan makes a Japanese clock for the first time at Asuka, by which he causes the people to know the hours.
  • After the fall of Sabi to the forces of Silla, the Yamato government sends envoys directly to the Chinese court for the first time
  • The Baekje–Tang War begins, involving Yamato forces in support of the kingdoms of Baekje and Goguryeo
  • Japanese forces, under command of Abe no Hirafu, massacre the Mishihase people in Hokkaido
  • The capital of Japan moves from Asuka, Yamato (Okamoto Palace or Nochi no Asuka-Okamoto-no-miya) to Asakura, Fukuoka[5][6]



Saint Eligius


  1. ^ Lewis 1976, p. 388 n. 31.
  2. ^ Nicolle 2008, p. 16.
  3. ^ James 1977, p. 14.
  4. ^ Bede Book III, Chapter VII.
  5. ^ Asuka Historical Museum, Palaces of the Asuka Period," 1995; retrieved 2011-11-25.
  6. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard. (1915). The Imperial Family of Japan, p. 24.


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  • James, Edward (1977). The Merovingian Archaeology of South-West Gaul, Volume 1. BAR Supplementary Series. Vol. 25. British Archaeological Reports.
  • Lewis, Archibald R. (1976). "The Dukes in the Regnum Francorum, A.D. 550–751". Speculum. 51 (3): 381–410. doi:10.2307/2851704.
  • Nicolle, David (2008). Poitiers AD 732: Charles Martel Turns the Islamic Tide. Campaign Series. Vol. 190. Osprey Publishing.