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This article is about the year 786. For the number, see 786 (number). For the processor, see Intel 80786.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 750s  760s  770s  – 780s –  790s  800s  810s
Years: 783 784 785786787 788 789
786 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
786 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 786
Ab urbe condita 1539
Armenian calendar 235
Assyrian calendar 5536
Bengali calendar 193
Berber calendar 1736
Buddhist calendar 1330
Burmese calendar 148
Byzantine calendar 6294–6295
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
3482 or 3422
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
3483 or 3423
Coptic calendar 502–503
Discordian calendar 1952
Ethiopian calendar 778–779
Hebrew calendar 4546–4547
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 842–843
 - Shaka Samvat 708–709
 - Kali Yuga 3887–3888
Holocene calendar 10786
Iranian calendar 164–165
Islamic calendar 169–170
Japanese calendar Enryaku 5
Julian calendar 786
Korean calendar 3119
Minguo calendar 1126 before ROC
Seleucid era 1097/1098 AG
Thai solar calendar 1328–1329
The Abbasid Caliphate with provinces (786)

Year 786 (DCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 786 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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  • Cyneheard, brother of the late king Sigeberht, ambushes and kills his rival Cynewulf of Wessex while he is at Meretun (now called Marten) with his mistress. The Wessex nobles refuse to recognise Cyneheard as king.
  • Cyneheard is executed and succeeded by Beorhtric through support of king Offa of Mercia. His rival claimant to the Wessex throne, a distant nephew of the late king Ine named Egbert, is driven across the Channel.
  • Egbert settles at the court of Charlemagne and learns the arts of government during his time in Gaul.[1] During his stay he meets Eadberht, a priest, who becomes later king of Kent.

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  1. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, pp. 176-177