|Anastasios II becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire .|
|713 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||161/162 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1256/57 (southern Buddhism); 1255/56 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||56th (57th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||75/76 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||91/92 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||94/95 (25/26 September)|
|Jewish calendar||4473/74 (September 24/25)|
from urbe condita MCDLXVI (1466)
Diocletian's era : 429/430 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1023/24 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1024/25 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||769/770 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- April 5 : In the Treaty of Orihuela, the Moorish conquerors of the Visigoth Empire grant the ruler Teodomiro and his subjects in their realm of Todmir internal autonomy and the continuation of their way of life in return for paying tributes.
- June 3rd : The Byzantine Emperor Philippikos Bardanes is overthrown and blinded by parts of the army . The previous high official Artemios will be crowned his successor the next day under the name Anastasios II .
science and technology
Culture and religion
The construction of the 71 m high Buddha of Leshan begins under the guidance of Chinese monk Haitong. It is thus up today at the world's largest sculpture of Buddha made of stone . It was carved from a rock at the confluence of the Min Jiang , Dadu and Qingyi rivers not far from the city of Leshan, in the southern part of Sichuan Province in China , during the Tang Dynasty . The Buddha looks out over Mount Emei Shan , one of the four sacred Buddhist mountains , as the rivers spread out at his feet. Haitong hopes with the construction to calm the troubled waters, which impaired navigation on the rivers.
After the death of the fourth imam, Ali Zain al-Abidin , there was a split among the Shiites : the Zaidis ("five Shiites") choose Zaid ibn Ali as their imam, while the Ismailis ("seventh Shiites") voted for them Muhammad al-Bāqir decide.
- March 1st : Suitbert , Anglo-Saxon missionary in the Rhineland (* around 637 )
- April 18 (uncertain): Ursmar von Lobbes , abbot, missionary and saint (* 644 )
- Ali Zain al-Abidin , Imam of the Shiites (* 658 )
- Ealdwulf , King of East Anglia
- Huineng , Chinese master of Chan Buddhism (* 638 )
- Philippikos Bardanes , Byzantine Emperor
- Yi Jing , Buddhist monk (* 635 )