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Millennium: 1st millennium
751 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 751
Ab urbe condita 1504
Armenian calendar 200
Assyrian calendar 5501
Balinese saka calendar 672–673
Bengali calendar 158
Berber calendar 1701
Buddhist calendar 1295
Burmese calendar 113
Byzantine calendar 6259–6260
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
3447 or 3387
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
3448 or 3388
Coptic calendar 467–468
Discordian calendar 1917
Ethiopian calendar 743–744
Hebrew calendar 4511–4512
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 807–808
 - Shaka Samvat 672–673
 - Kali Yuga 3851–3852
Holocene calendar 10751
Iranian calendar 129–130
Islamic calendar 133–134
Japanese calendar Tenpyō-shōhō 3
Javanese calendar 645–646
Julian calendar 751
Korean calendar 3084
Minguo calendar 1161 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −717
Seleucid era 1062/1063 AG
Thai solar calendar 1293–1294
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
877 or 496 or −276
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
878 or 497 or −275
King Pepin III (the Short) (751–768)

Year 751 (DCCLI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 751 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]


Abbasid Caliphate[edit]

  • Battle of Talas: First recorded encounter (and the last) between Arab and Chinese forces. The rulers of Tashkent and Ferghana are both nominal vassals of the Tang Dynasty; the Chinese have intervened on behalf of Ferghana in a conflict between the two; the Abbasid Caliphate, competing with the Chinese for control of Central Asia, has become involved. Arab forces from Samarkand have marched to challenge a Chinese army (30,000 men) under Gao Xianzhi. Gao has had a series of military victories in the region, but his Turkish contingent, Karluk mercenaries, defects. Out of 10,000 Tang troops, only 2,000 manage to return from the Talas River to China. The Arabs triumph, and they will remain the dominant force in Transoxiana for the next 150 years.
  • Muslim introduction of papermaking: The first paper mill in the Islamic world begins production at Samarkand. Captured craftsmen, taken at the Battle of Talas River, have by some accounts revealed the technique of papermaking (although paper may have arrived from China much earlier via the Silk Road). Arab scholars will use paper to produce translations of Ancient Greek and Roman writings.


  • Like the storm of 721, the storm of this year at the southern Chinese seaport of Yangzhou reportedly destroys over 1,000 ships engaged in canal and river traffic (approximate date).
  • The Japanese poetry anthology Kaifūsō is assembled.

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  1. ^ Pierre Riché, The Carolingians: A Family Who Forged Europe (Philadelphia, 1993), p. 65.