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This article is about the year 720. For the number, see 720 (number).
For the video game, see 720°.
For the airplane, see Boeing 720.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 690s  700s  710s  – 720s –  730s  740s  750s
Years: 717 718 719720721 722 723
720 by topic
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Birth and death categories
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720 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 720
Ab urbe condita 1473
Armenian calendar 169
Assyrian calendar 5470
Bengali calendar 127
Berber calendar 1670
Buddhist calendar 1264
Burmese calendar 82
Byzantine calendar 6228–6229
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
3416 or 3356
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3417 or 3357
Coptic calendar 436–437
Discordian calendar 1886
Ethiopian calendar 712–713
Hebrew calendar 4480–4481
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 776–777
 - Shaka Samvat 642–643
 - Kali Yuga 3821–3822
Holocene calendar 10720
Iranian calendar 98–99
Islamic calendar 101–102
Japanese calendar Yōrō 4
Julian calendar 720
Korean calendar 3053
Minguo calendar 1192 before ROC
Seleucid era 1031/1032 AG
Thai solar calendar 1262–1263
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.


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  • In the Chinese capital of Chang'an, the walls of a gated city ward collapse during the night, which unexpectedly form 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).

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  • 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).


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




  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