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|769 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1522|
|Balinese saka calendar||690–691|
|Chinese calendar||戊申年 (Earth Monkey)|
3465 or 3405
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己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
3466 or 3406
|- Vikram Samvat||825–826|
|- Shaka Samvat||690–691|
|- Kali Yuga||3869–3870|
|Japanese calendar||Jingo-keiun 3|
|Minguo calendar||1143 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||1080/1081 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1311–1312|
895 or 514 or −258
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896 or 515 or −257
Year 769 (DCCLXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 769 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.
- King Charlemagne (Charles "the Great") begins a military campaign against the Duchy of Aquitaine and the Duchy of Gascony. He leads a Frankish army to the city of Bordeaux, where he sets up a fort at Fronsac. His younger brother Carloman I refuses to help his brother fight the rebels, and returns to Burgundy. Hunald, duke of Aquitaine, is forced to flee to the court of Gascony. Lupus II, fearing Charlemagne, turns Hunald over in exchange for peace, and is put in a monastery. Aquitaine and Gascony are subdued into the Frankish Kingdom.
- April 12–15 – Pope Stephen III summons a Lateran Council: the papal election procedure (abuse of which has led to the election of antipopes) is changed, and the iconoclasm of the Council of Hieria is anathematized.
- The Monastery of Tallaght is founded by Máel Ruain in Ireland. The monastery becomes a centre of learning and piety, particularly associated with the Céli Dé spiritual reform movement.
- Hersfeld Abbey (modern-day Hesse-Nassau), Germany, is founded by Lullus, archbishop of Mainz (approximate date).
- Du Yuanying, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 833)
- Egbert, king of Wessex (or 771)
- Pepin the Hunchback, the first child of Charlemagne
- January 14 – Cui Huan, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty
- March 9 – Alan of Farfa, Aquitanian scholar and hermit
- December 13 – Du Hongjian, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (b. 709)
- Conchubhar mac Cumasgach, king of Uí Fiachrach Aidhne (Ireland)
- Cuthfrith, bishop of Lichfield (approximate date)
- Dub Calgaid mac Laidcnén, king of the Uí Ceinnselaig (Ireland)
- Gülnar Hatun, legendary Turkish heroine
- Ma'n ibn Za'ida al-Shaybani, Arab general and governor (or 770)