|Gregory II becomes Pope as the successor to Constantine I.||
Milo succeeds Liutwin
as Bishop of Trier .
|715 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||163/164 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1258/59 (southern Buddhism); 1257/58 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||56th (57th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||77/78 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||93/94 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||96/97 (September 4th / 5th)|
|Jewish calendar||4475/76 (September 2/3)|
ab urbe condita MCDLXVIII (1468)
Diocletian's era : 431/432 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1025/26 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1026/27 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||771/772 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
In Neustria , after the death of the Carolingian housekeeper Pippin , the 6-year-old Theudoald , the son of Grimoald the Younger and grandson of the Plektrudis and Pippins, was chosen to be the housekeeper, but Raganfrid prevailed against him in the Battle of Compiègne on September 26th . At the same time, Plektrudis has Karl Martell , the illegitimate son of Pippin and Chalpaida, imprisoned in Cologne .
The internal disputes in the Franconian Empire for power take not only the Frisians but also Eudo of Aquitaine and Antenor in Provence as an opportunity to free themselves from central Franconian power. Bishop Savaric of Auxerre also fought for his own position of power by subjugating Orléans , Nevers , Avallon and Tonnerre .
Dagobert III. , Frankish king since 711 , dies in late 715 or early 716 at the age of only 16. Plectrudis and Raganfrid override the claims to the throne of Dagobert's son Theuderic IV , since he is still a small child, and instead place Chilperic II , the son of the former King Childeric II , on the throne.
- The Islamic conquerors of the Iberian Peninsula take Zaragoza and Porto .
- Sulayman becomes Caliph of the Umayyad Empire. He succeeds Al-Walid I.
- Qutaiba ibn Muslim revolted against the Umayyads in Khorassan , but was killed.
- May: Theodosios III. , formerly a Byzantine tax officer, overthrew Anastasios II and became emperor of the Byzantine Empire .
- May 19 : Gregory II becomes Pope . He is the successor to Constantine , who died on April 9th .
- August 11th : Germanos I becomes Patriarch of Constantinople as successor to John VI.
- Milo succeeds his father Liutwin as Bishop of Trier .
- Foundation of a women's foundation in Cologne
- Hiltrud , Duchess of Bavaria († 754 )
- around 715: Malik Ibn Anas , founder of the Malikite Islamic School of Law († 795 )
- around 715: Chrodegang , Bishop of Metz († 766 )
Date of death secured
- February 23 : Al-Walid I , Umayyad Caliph (* 668 )
- April 9th : Constantine I , Pope
- July 18 : Muhammad ibn al-Qasim , Umayyad general (* 695 )
Exact date of death unknown
- Aptatus , Bishop of Metz
- Qutaiba ibn Muslim , Arab conqueror of Transoxania (* 670 )
- Mūsā ibn Nuṣair , Arab military leader and governor in Ifriqiya (* 640 )
Died around 715
- Anno I. , Bishop of Cologne
- 715 or 716 : Dagobert III. , Merovingian king of the Frankish Empire
- 715 or 717 : Erhard von Regensburg , traveling bishop