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670s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 640s 650s 660s670s680s 690s 700s
Years: 670 671 672 673 674 675 676 677 678 679
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

This is a list of events occurring in the 670s, ordered by year.

670

By place

Byzantine Empire

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

671

By place

Europe

Britain

Asia

672

By place

Europe

Britain

  • King Cenwalh of Wessex dies after a 31 year reign in which he has lost much of his territory to Welsh and Mercian forces. He is succeeded by his widow Seaxburh. His sub-kings divide Wessex amongst themselves (approximate date).

Asia

  • January 7 – Emperor Tenji dies after a 10-year reign in which he has given the Fujiwara clan its name. Following his death, there ensued a succession dispute between Tenji's 14 children (many by different mothers). He is succeeded by his favorite son Kōbun, age 23, who has been first accorded with the title Daijō-daijin.[7]
  • August 21 – Kōbun is deposed after 8 months during a brief but violent battle called the Jinshin War. He is succeeded by his uncle Ōama, who becomes the 40th emperor of Japan with support from the Fujiwara family. He takes the name Tenmu and begins a reign that will continue until 686.

By topic

Literature

Religion

673

By place

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion


674

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

675

By place

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

676

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

  • Emperor Tenmu of Japan promulgate a decree in about taxes from fiefs and the employment of persons for the service from the outer provinces. Men of distinguished ability are allowed to enter the service, even though they are of the common people, regardless of their ranks.

By topic

Religion

677

By place

Europe

Asia

678

By place

Byzantine Empire

Britain

Japan

  • April 27 – Emperor Tenmu holds divination for the purpose of proceeding to the Abstinence-palace.
  • May 3 – Princess Tōchi suddenly takes ill and dies within the palace. Tenmu, her father, is unable to sacrifice to the Gods of Heaven and Earth.
  • May 10 – Tōchi is buried at a place which could be Akō (Hyōgo Prefecture). Tenmu is graciously pleased to raise lament for her.

By topic

Religion

  • Wilfrid, bishop of York, is at the height of his power and owns vast estates throughout Northumbria. After his refusal to agree to a division of his see, Ecgfrith and Theodore, archbishop of Canterbury, have him banished from Northumbria.
  • April 11Pope Donus dies at Rome after a reign of 1 year and 160 days. He is succeeded by Agatho I who becomes the 79th pope. He is the first pope to stop paying tribute to Constantine IV upon election.
  • In Japan, the national worshiping to the Gods of Heaven and Earth is planned. Tenmu tries to select his daughter Tōchi as a Saiō to make her serve the Gods. However, Tōchi suddenly takes ill and dies.
  • The Beomeosa-templecomplex in Geumjeong-gu (modern South Korea) is constructed during the reign of king Munmu of Silla.

679

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

By topic

Religion


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

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  2. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", Book IV, Chapter 5
  3. ^ Brown, T. S. The New Cambridge Medieval History: II. c. 700 - c. 900. p. 321. 
  4. ^ Fraser, James E. (2006). "The Pictish Conquest", p.59
  5. ^ Colgrave, Bertram (1927). "The Life of Bishop Wilfrid", Cambridge University. ISBN 978-0521-31387-2
  6. ^ "Why is June 10 known as Time Memorial Day?". Seiko Institute of Horology. Retrieved 2012-04-17. 
  7. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard (1959). "The Imperial House of Japan", p. 53
  8. ^ Patrick J. Geary, "Before France & Germany, The Creation & Transformation of the Merovingian World". New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press (1988), pp. 189–90
  9. ^ Spencer C. Tucker (2010). A Global Chronology of Conflict: "From the Ancient World to the Modern Middle East", p. 205. ISBN 978-1-85109-672-5
  10. ^ Walsh A New Dictionary of Saints, pp. 21-22
  11. ^ Treadgold (1997), p. 326
  12. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", chapter IV, p. 223
  13. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans, by John V.A. Fine, Jr (1991). The Slavic Invasions, p. 67. ISBN 978-0-472-08149-3
  14. ^ Haldon (1990), p. 64; Lilie (1976), pp. 78-79; Treadgold (1997), pp. 326-327; Mango & Scott (1997), p. 494
  15. ^ Haldon (1990), p. 64; Kaegi (2008), pp. 381–382; Lilie (1976), pp. 81–82 and Treadgold (1997), p. 327
  16. ^ E. Vagandard (1902), "Revue des Questions Historiques", pp. 63–67
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