774

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
774 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar774
DCCLXXIV
Ab urbe condita1527
Armenian calendar223
ԹՎ ՄԻԳ
Assyrian calendar5524
Balinese saka calendar695–696
Bengali calendar181
Berber calendar1724
Buddhist calendar1318
Burmese calendar136
Byzantine calendar6282–6283
Chinese calendar癸丑(Water Ox)
3470 or 3410
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3471 or 3411
Coptic calendar490–491
Discordian calendar1940
Ethiopian calendar766–767
Hebrew calendar4534–4535
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat830–831
 - Shaka Samvat695–696
 - Kali Yuga3874–3875
Holocene calendar10774
Iranian calendar152–153
Islamic calendar157–158
Japanese calendarHōki 5
(宝亀5年)
Javanese calendar669–670
Julian calendar774
DCCLXXIV
Korean calendar3107
Minguo calendar1138 before ROC
民前1138年
Nanakshahi calendar−694
Seleucid era1085/1086 AG
Thai solar calendar1316–1317
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
900 or 519 or −253
    — to —
阳木虎年
(male Wood-Tiger)
901 or 520 or −252

Year 774 (DCCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 774 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]

  • Battle of Berzitia: The Bulgarian ruler (khagan) Telerig sends a small raiding army (12,000 men) to strike into the southwest of Macedonia, and capture Berzitia. Emperor Constantine V is informed about this raid by his spies in Pliska, and assembles an enormous force (80,000 men). He surprises the Bulgarians, who did not expect to find a Byzantine army there, and defeats them with heavy losses.
  • Telerig sends a message to Constantine V, stating that he is going to flee in exile to Constantinople. In exchange, he asks the emperor to reveal the spies to his associates in Pliska for their own safety. Constantine sends the Bulgarian government a list of the spies; however, Telerig executes them all, and eliminates the Byzantine spy network within his government.[1]

Europe[edit]

Britain[edit]

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Astronomy[edit]

  • A 1.2% growth of carbon-14 concentration recorded in tree rings suggests that a very strong solar storm may have hit the earth in either 774 or 775. A team of German scientists believes it was instead caused by a gamma ray burst, which thankfully took place far away enough from the Sun to spare the earth's biosphere and not trigger a mass extinction event.[3]


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References[edit]

  1. ^ John V.A. Fine, Jr. (1991). The Early Medieval Balkans: "A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century", p. 77. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  2. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 14. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  3. ^ Richard A. Lovett, "Mysterious radiation burst recorded in tree rings", Nature, 3 June 2012 doi:10.1038/nature.2012.10768