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Karl Martell
Karl Martell rules the Franconian Empire in his own name.
Fafila becomes the
second king of Asturias .
737 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 185/186 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 729/730
Buddhist calendar 1280/81 (southern Buddhism); 1279/80 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 57th (58th) cycle

Year of the Fire Ox丁丑 ( at the beginning of the year Fire Rat 丙子)

Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam) 99/100 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 115/116 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 118/ 119 (January 8./8. // 28/29 December.) / 120
Jewish calendar 4497/98 (August 30/31)
Coptic calendar 453/454
Roman calendar from urbe condita MXD (1490)

Diocletian's era : 453/454 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1047/48 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1048/49 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 775
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 793/794 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Franconian Empire

Childerich is shorn before entering the monastery; Évariste Vital Luminais, history painting, 19th century

Other events in Europe


First documentary mentions

Religion and science






Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

  • between March 16 and April 30: Theuderic IV. , Merovingian shadow king in the Franconian Empire (* after 711)
  • Flobrigis , bishop in Salzburg and abbot of the St. Peter monastery
  • Forthhere , Bishop of Sherborne
  • Pelayo , legendary founder and first king of Asturias

Died around 737

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