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740s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 710s 720s 730s740s750s 760s 770s
Years: 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

This is a list of events occurring in the 740s, ordered by year.

740

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Africa

Asia

By topic

Religion

741

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Switzerland

Africa

By topic

Religion

742

By place

Europe

Africa

Asia

  • Emperor Xuan Zong begins to favor Taoism over Buddhism, adopting the new reign title Tianbao ("Heavenly Treasures") to indicate his divine mandate. The total number of enlisted troops in the Tang armies has risen to about half a million due to Xuan Zongs's earlier military reforms.
  • For the municipal census of the Chinese capital city Chang'an and its metropolitan area of Jingzhou (including small towns in the vicinity), the New Book of Tang records that in this year there are 362,921 registered families with 1,960,188 persons.
  • Li Bai (also Li Po), Chinese poet, is summoned by Xuan Zong to attend the imperial court. He and his friend Du Fu become the two most prominent figures in the flourishing of Chinese poetry during the mid-Tang Dynasty.

By topic

Religion

743

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Japan

By topic

Religion

  • The Austrasia, and presided by Boniface, who is solidified in his position as leader of the Frankish church.


744

By place

Europe

Britain

Switzerland

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

745

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Asia

By topic

Religion

746

By place

Byzantine Empire

  • Christian population in Thrace.

Europe

Britain

  • King Saelred of Essex dies after a 37-year reign. He is succeeded by Swithred, grandson of the late king Sigeheard. Like his predecessors, he is not an independent ruler, but a sub-king of Mercia.[21]

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

747

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Arabian Empire

Asia

748

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

749

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Japan

  • August 19 – Emperor Shōmu abdicates the throne after a 25-year reign that has been dominated by his wife (and aunt), Kōmyō, a commoner he married at age 16. He is succeeded by his daughter Kōken, Shōmu becomes the first retired emperor to become a Buddhist priest.[25]

By topic

Catastrophe


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Blankinship 1994, pp. 104–105, 117
  2. ^ Blankinship 1994, p. 170
  3. ^ de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". In Joel Serrão and A. H. de Oliverira Marques. Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123. 
  4. ^ Hartmann, chapter II (pp. 2, 139)
  5. ^ Kirby, pp. 150 & 154; Yorke, Kings, p. 89
  6. ^ David Nicolle (2008). Poitiers AD 732, Charles Martel turns the Islamic tide (p. 19). ISBN 978-184603-230-1
  7. ^ Settipani 1989.
  8. ^ Gilbert Meynier (2010). L'Algérie cœur du Maghreb classique. De l'ouverture islamo-arabe au repli (658-1518). Paris: La Découverte; pp. 25
  9. ^  
  10. ^ Serrão, Joel; de Oliviera Marques, A. H. (1993). "O Portugal Islâmico". Hova Historia de Portugal. Portugal das Invasões Germânicas à Reconquista. Lisbon: Editorial Presença. p. 123. 
  11. ^ Garland 2006, p. 9
  12. ^ Brian Todd Carey (2012). Road to Manzikert: "Byzantine warfare in an age of Crisis and Recovery", p. 71. ISBN 978-1-84884-215-1
  13. ^ Curta, Florin (2006). Southeastern Europe in the Middle Ages, 500-1250. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521815390
  14. ^ Wickham 1981, p. 221.
  15. ^ Hallenbeck 1982, p. 51.
  16. ^ Dionysius of Telmahre apud Hoyland, 661 n 193
  17. ^ Costambeys, "Abel (fl. 744–747)"
  18. ^ Letter by Pope Zacharias to Boniface, dated Nov. 5, 744, ed. Tangl (no.58), tr. Emerton.
  19. ^ Pierre Riche, The Carolingians: A Family who forged Europe, pp. 51–52
  20. ^ Grapard, Allan G. (1992). p. 67The Protocol of the Gods: A Study of the Kasuga Cult in Japanese History,; excerpt, "We have no information concerning Genbō's exile; the Shoku-Nihongi states simply that Genbō behaved in a manner that did not befit his ecclesiastic position and that he died in 746 as he was trying to escape."; Matsunaga, p. 125; excerpt, "...the degree of Genbō's corruption remains equivocal."
  21. ^ Barbara Yorke, 'East Saxons, kings of the (act. late 6th cent.–c.820)', Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004 accessed 9 Feb 2008
  22. ^ Pryor & Jeffreys 2006, p. 33.
  23. ^ New Book of Tang, vol. 135
  24. ^ David Nicolle (2009). The Great Islamic Conquests 632–750 AD, p. 78. ISBN 978-1-84603-273-8
  25. ^ Varley, H. Paul (1980). A Chronicle of Gods and Sovereigns. New York: Columbia University Press. ISBN 0-231-04940-4
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