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Heads of state

Kavadh II coin
Kavadh II briefly becomes Great King in the Persian Empire .
628 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 76/77 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 620/621
Buddhist calendar 1171/72 (southern Buddhism); 1170/71 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 55th (56th) cycle

Year of the earth-rat戊子 ( at the beginning of the year fire-pig 丁亥)

Islamic calendar 6/7 (turn of the year 10/11 May)
Jewish calendar 4388/89 (September 4th / 5th)
Coptic calendar 344/345
Roman calendar from urbe condita MCCCLXXXI (1381)

Diocletian's era : 344/345 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 938/939 (April)

Syria: 939/940 (October)

Spanish era 666
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 684/685 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Byzantine Empire / Sassanid Empire

Coin of Ardashir III.
  • January 4th After the battle of Nineveh in December 627 , the Byzantines take the Persian summer residence Dastaegard. The defeated Persian Great King Chosrau II is deposed by his son from his second marriage, Kavadh II , and put in prison; a little later, Kavadh has him killed together with his sons from his first marriage. Kavadh initiates peace negotiations with Byzantium, but dies in the same year. Ardaschir III becomes the new great king .
  • September: Emperor Herakleios returns in triumphal procession from his Persian campaign to Constantinople , carrying the recovered Holy Cross with him.

Arabian Peninsula

  • March: Mohammed concludes the armistice of al-Hodaibijah with Mecca : Muslims are allowed to make peaceful pilgrimages to Mecca.
  • May / June: The Muslims take the train to Chaibar , a raid against the Jewish oasis of Chaibar , north of Medina .


science and technology

  • The Indian mathematician Brahmagupta presents his main work, Brahmasphutasiddhanta, which, among other things, treats zero as a full number and knows the calculation with negative numbers.


  • Yemen joins the teachings of Muhammad.

Historical maps and views

The Franconian Empire 628



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