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Calendar overview 678
Arabs under Muʿāwiya I broke off the
siege of Constantinople after four years.
|678 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||126/127 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1221/22 (southern Buddhism); 1220/21 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||56th (57th) cycle
Year of the Earth Tiger戊寅 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Ox 丁丑)
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||40/41 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||56/57 (turn of the year March)|
|Islamic calendar||58/59 (turn of the year 22/23 October)|
|Jewish calendar||4438/39 (September 22/23)|
from urbe condita MCDXXXI (1431)
Diocletian's era : 394/395 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 988/989 (April)
Syria: 989/990 (October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||734/735 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Islamic expansion : The four-year siege of Constantinople by the Muslims fails when their fleet is destroyed by the use of the Greek fire (first traditional operation).
- The Franconian caretaker Ebroin defeats his Austrasian opponents at Bois-du-Fay.
- June 27th : Agatho becomes Pope (allegedly at the age of 100) to succeed Donus .
- Bosa becomes Bishop of York , succeeding Wilfrid .
- September 13 : K'inich Ahkal Mo 'Nahb III. , Ruler of the Maya city of Palenque († after 736)
- 678/ 679 : Childebert III. , Merovingian Frankish King († 711 )
- April 11th : Donus , Pope
- Aisha , wife of the Prophet Mohammed (* 613 / 614 )