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The 660s decade ran from January 1, 660, to December 31, 669.

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660

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  • 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).
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  • Approximate date – The imperial fleet of Japan invades Kyūshū by the order of Empress Kōgyoku. On its way, princess Nukata composes a famous poem at Nikitatsu in Iyo Province.
  • c. May – Empress Kōgyoku builds the palace of Asakura in Kyūshū, from trees cut down from the shrines. Two months later she dies. People say it is because the gods are angry with her for destroying the shrines.
  • July 24Emperor Tenji ascends to the throne of Japan after his mother Empress Kōgyoku's death. He sends an expeditionary force under Abe no Hirafu to Korea, to help the allied kingdom of Baekje.
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  • King Munmu becomes the 30th ruler of the Korean kingdom of Silla.

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  • Maximus the Confessor, Christian monk, is recalled from exile in Thrace. He is tried, and sentenced to mutilation. His tongue and his right hand are cut off to prevent his further opposition to the Monothelites.
  • Approximate date – In Gaul all Roman bishops are replaced with Frankish bishops. They become increasingly common, as Frankish leaders control the episcopate.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lewis, Miracula, p. 388
  2. ^ Bede, Book III, chapter 7
  3. ^ Roberts, J. M. (1994). History of the World. Penguin.
  4. ^ Patrick J. Geary, "Before France & Germany, the Creation & Transformation of the Merovingian World". (New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1988), p. 180
  5. ^ Fryde, et al. "Handbook of British Chronology", p. 223
  6. ^ NASA, 2015, Total Solar Eclipse of 664 May 01 (access: 10 November 2016).
  7. ^ a b c Josiah Cox Russell, 1976, "The earlier medieval plague in the British Isles", Viator vol. 7, pp. 65–78.
  8. ^ Yorke, "King of Kingdoms", p. 63.
  9. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
  10. ^ Mayr-Harting, Henry (1991). The "Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England". Pennsylvania State University Press, p.129–147. ISBN 0-271-00769-9
  11. ^ Mayr-Harting, Henry (1991). The "Coming of Christianity to Anglo-Saxon England". Pennsylvania State University Press, p. 117. ISBN 0-271-00769-9
  12. ^ Thomas F. Glick, Steven Livesey, Faith Wallis, eds. (2014). Medieval Science, Technology, and Medicine: An Encyclopedia. Routledge. p. 464. ISBN 1135459398.
  13. ^ Treadgold (1997), pp. 318–324
  14. ^ Hindley, "A Brief History of the Anglo-Saxons", p. 47
  15. ^ Bury, p. 306
  16. ^ Bury, p. 307
  17. ^ Kashiwahara Y., Sonoda K. "Shapers of Japanese Buddhism", Kosei (1994)
  18. ^ Walsh, "A New Dictionary of Saints", p. 127