|Æthelbald succeeds Ceolred as King of Mercia .|
|716 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||164/165 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1259/60 (southern Buddhism); 1258/59 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||56th (57th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||78/79 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||94/95 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||97/98 (August 24/25)|
|Jewish calendar||4476/77 (September 20-21)|
ab urbe condita MCDLXIX (1469)
Diocletian's era : 432/433 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1026/27 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1027/28 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||772/773 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- After the Neustrian caretaker Raganfrid and the Merovingian king Chilperich II marched against the Australian caretaker Karl Martell and devastated the area around Cologne , Karl Martell succeeds in a counter-offensive: he defeats his rivals in the battle of Amblève.
- The Frisian Duke Radbod , who was allied with Neustria , penetrated by ship to Cologne and there prepared Karl Martell a defeat and great losses.
- Æthelbald succeeds Ceolred as King of Mercia .
- Osred I , King of Northumbria , is killed in action against the Picts . Cenred is the successor .
- Kutluq Bilge-Kül Khan becomes ruler of the second kingdom of the Gök Turks . He initiates a policy of expansion of his empire.
The Anglo-Saxon missionary Wynfreth makes his first missionary trip to the Frisians . The missionary work fails because of the Frisian Duke Radbod , a pagan and opponent of the Franks, who has just recaptured southwestern Friesland from them. Wynfreth, who later became known as Bonifatius, returned to Nursling in the autumn .
Date of death secured
Exact date of death unknown
- March: Abd al-Aziz ibn Musa , governor of the Umayyad Empire in Al-Andalus
- Æthelred , King of Mercia
- Ceolred , King of Mercia
- Osred I , King of Northumbria (* 696 )