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672

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  • King Cenwalh of Wessex dies after a 31-year reign, in which he has lost much of his territory to Welsh and Mercian forces. He is succeeded by his widow Seaxburh. His sub-kings divide Wessex amongst themselves (approximate date).
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  • January 7 – Emperor Tenji dies after a 10-year reign, in which he has given the Fujiwara clan its name. Following his death, there ensues a succession dispute between Tenji's 14 children (many by different mothers). He is succeeded by his favorite son Kōbun, age 23, who has been first accorded with the title Daijō-daijin.[8]
  • August 21 – Kōbun is deposed after 8 months, during a brief but violent battle called the Jinshin War. He is succeeded by his uncle Ōama, who becomes the 40th emperor of Japan with support from the Fujiwara family. He takes the name Tenmu, and begins a reign that will continue until 686.
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  • Emperor Tenmu of Japan promulgates a decree about taxes from fiefs, and the employment of persons for the service from the outer provinces. Men of distinguished ability are allowed to enter the service, even though they are of the common people, regardless of their ranks.
  • The broad-based peninsular effort under Silla's leadership, to prevent Chinese domination of Korea, succeeds in forcing Chinese troops to withdraw into Manchuria, in northeast China.

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  • April 27 – Emperor Tenmu holds divination for the purpose of proceeding to the Abstinence Palace.
  • May 3 – Princess Tōchi suddenly takes ill and dies within the palace. Tenmu, her father, is unable to sacrifice to the Gods of Heaven and Earth.
  • May 10 – Tōchi is buried at a place which could be Akō (Hyōgo Prefecture). Tenmu is graciously pleased to raise lament for her.

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  • Wilfrid, bishop of York, is at the height of his power and owns vast estates throughout Northumbria. After his refusal to agree to a division of his see, Ecgfrith and Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, have him banished from Northumbria.
  • April 11Pope Donus dies at Rome, after a reign of 1 year and 160 days. He is succeeded by Agatho I, who becomes the 79th pope. He is the first pope to stop paying tribute to Emperor Constantine IV upon election.
  • In Japan, the national worshiping to the Gods of Heaven and Earth is planned. Tenmu tries to select his daughter Tōchi as a Saiō to make her serve the Gods. However, Tōchi suddenly takes ill and dies.
  • The Beomeosa temple complex in Geumjeong-gu (modern South Korea) is constructed, during the reign of King Munmu of Silla.


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  1. ^ John Cairns, "Road to Manzikert" (2012). Byzantine Warfare in an Age of Crisis and Recovery (Chapter 3), p. 67. ISBN 978-1-84884-215-1
  2. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", Book IV, Chapter 5
  3. ^ F. Espenak (2009). "Annular Solar Eclipse of 0671 Dec 07" (PDF). NASA. Retrieved 2015-05-29. 
  4. ^ Brown, T. S. The New Cambridge Medieval History: II. c. 700 - c. 900. p. 321. 
  5. ^ Fraser, James E. (2006). "The Pictish Conquest", p.59
  6. ^ Colgrave, Bertram (1927). "The Life of Bishop Wilfrid", Cambridge University. ISBN 978-0521-31387-2
  7. ^ "Why is June 10 known as Time Memorial Day?". Seiko Institute of Horology. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  8. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard (1959). "The Imperial House of Japan", p. 53
  9. ^ Patrick J. Geary, "Before France & Germany, The Creation & Transformation of the Merovingian World". New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press (1988), pp. 189–90
  10. ^ Spencer C. Tucker (2010). A Global Chronology of Conflict: "From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East", p. 205. ISBN 978-1-85109-672-5
  11. ^ Walsh A New Dictionary of Saints, pp. 21–22
  12. ^ Treadgold (1997), p. 326
  13. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", chapter IV, p. 223
  14. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans, by John V.A. Fine, Jr (1991). The Slavic Invasions, p. 67. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  15. ^ Haldon (1990), p. 64; Lilie (1976), pp. 78-79; Treadgold (1997), pp. 326-327; Mango & Scott (1997), p. 494
  16. ^ Haldon (1990), p. 64; Kaegi (2008), pp. 381–382; Lilie (1976), pp. 81–82 and Treadgold (1997), p. 327
  17. ^ E. Vagandard (1902), "Revue des Questions Historiques", pp. 63–67