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This article is about the year 775. For the number, see 775 (number). For other uses, see 775 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 740s  750s  760s  – 770s –  780s  790s  800s
Years: 772 773 774775776 777 778
775 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
775 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 775
Ab urbe condita 1528
Armenian calendar 224
Assyrian calendar 5525
Bengali calendar 182
Berber calendar 1725
Buddhist calendar 1319
Burmese calendar 137
Byzantine calendar 6283–6284
Chinese calendar 甲寅(Wood Tiger)
3471 or 3411
    — to —
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
3472 or 3412
Coptic calendar 491–492
Discordian calendar 1941
Ethiopian calendar 767–768
Hebrew calendar 4535–4536
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 831–832
 - Shaka Samvat 697–698
 - Kali Yuga 3876–3877
Holocene calendar 10775
Iranian calendar 153–154
Islamic calendar 158–159
Japanese calendar Hōki 6
Julian calendar 775
Korean calendar 3108
Minguo calendar 1137 before ROC
Seleucid era 1086/1087 AG
Thai solar calendar 1317–1318
Emperor Leo IV and his son Constantine VI

Year 775 (DCCLXXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 775 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]


  • Saxon Wars: King Charlemagne holds a major assembly at Quierzy (Northern France). He leads an Frankish army into Saxony to retake the castrum of Syburg (near Dortmund), then rebuilds and garrisons fortified Eresburg. He reaches the Weser at a place called Braunsberg where the Saxons stand for battle but are defeated when Frankish troops cross the river.[1]
  • Westphalian Saxons, probably commanded by Widukind, cross the Weser and fight an inconclusive battle at Hlidbeck (modern-day Lübbecke). Charlemagne claims victory but perhaps in reality suffers a setback. He reunites his forces and inflicts a real defeat upon the Saxons, seizing considerable booty and taking hostages, though Widukind escapes.[2]
  • Autumn – Charlemagne retakes the Hellweg (main corridor) along the Lippe Valley, establishing communications between Austrasia, Hesse and Thuringia. It is used as a trade route under Frankish supervision.[3]
  • The German city of Giessen (Hesse) is founded.


Arabian Empire[edit]


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  1. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, pp. 14–15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  2. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 15. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  3. ^ David Nicolle (2014). The Conquest of Saxony AD 782–785, p. 12. ISBN 978-1-78200-825-5
  4. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; p. 26
  5. ^ Geography at about.com
  6. ^ Bagchi, Jhunu (1993). The History and Culture of the Pālas of Bengal and Bihar, cir 750 A.D. - 1200 A.D. ISBN 978-81-7017-301-4
  7. ^ http://www.nature.com/news/mysterious-radiation-burst-recorded-in-tree-rings-1.10768/