720

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
720 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar720
DCCXX
Ab urbe condita1473
Armenian calendar169
ԹՎ ՃԿԹ
Assyrian calendar5470
Balinese saka calendar641–642
Bengali calendar127
Berber calendar1670
Buddhist calendar1264
Burmese calendar82
Byzantine calendar6228–6229
Chinese calendar己未(Earth Goat)
3416 or 3356
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3417 or 3357
Coptic calendar436–437
Discordian calendar1886
Ethiopian calendar712–713
Hebrew calendar4480–4481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat776–777
 - Shaka Samvat641–642
 - Kali Yuga3820–3821
Holocene calendar10720
Iranian calendar98–99
Islamic calendar101–102
Japanese calendarYōrō 4
(養老4年)
Javanese calendar613–614
Julian calendar720
DCCXX
Korean calendar3053
Minguo calendar1192 before ROC
民前1192年
Nanakshahi calendar−748
Seleucid era1031/1032 AG
Thai solar calendar1262–1263
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
846 or 465 or −307
    — to —
阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
847 or 466 or −306
Page from a copy of the Nihon Shoki
Fujiwara no Fuhito (659–720)

Year 720 (DCCXX) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 720 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Byzantine Empire[edit]

Europe[edit]

Britain[edit]

Arabian Empire[edit]

Asia[edit]

  • In the Chinese capital of Chang'an, the walls of a gated city ward collapse during the night, which unexpectedly forms a large pool out in the open. This is most likely caused by a sinkhole created when ground water eroded the limestone bedrock beneath. As a consequence of this, more than 500 homes are destroyed (approximate date).

Americas[edit]

By topic[edit]

Literature[edit]

Religion[edit]

  • Contact between the Welsh Church and Yvi of Brittany is the last known link between two Celtic countries. After this, each nation goes its own separate way (approximate date).

Astronomy[edit]

  • A second series of gravitational interactions with Saturn, the second since 1664 BC, once again force the Centaur_(minor_planet) Chiron into a new orbit, shifting it from orbiting in the edges of the Solar System to orbiting near the inner regions.


Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 17). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  2. ^ Aston, William George (July 2005) [1972], "Introduction", Nihongi: Chronicles of Japan from the Earliest Times to AD 697 (Tra ed.), Tuttle Publishing, p. xv, ISBN 978-0-8048-3674-6, from the original Chinese and Japanese