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Essex in the early Anglo-Saxon period
Saelred becomes King of Essex .
738 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 186/187 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 730/731
Buddhist calendar 1281/82 (southern Buddhism); 1280/81 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 57th (58th) 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) 100/101 (turn of the year April)
Iranian calendar 116/117 (around March 21)
Islamic calendar 120/121 (December 17/18)
Jewish calendar 4498/99 (September 19-20)
Coptic calendar 454/455
Roman calendar from urbe condita MXDI (1491)

Diocletian's era : 454/455 (New Year November)

Seleucid era Babylon: 1048/49 (turn of the year April)

Syria: 1049/50 (turn of the year October)

Spanish era 776
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 794/795 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events


Central Asia

  • After losing to the Arabs the previous year, Suluk is murdered by two relatives and rivals. With the death of Khaqan the final demise of the nation begins the Türgesch .


K'ak 'Tiliw Chan Yopaat,
stele D, Quiriguá

First documentary mentions



Date of death secured

Exact date of death unknown

  • Maslama , Arab general (* 685 )
  • Suluk , Khaqan (ruler) of the doorstep in Central Asia
  • Swæfberht , (with?) King of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdom of Essex

Died around 738

  • Wigbert , missionary companion of Bonifatius and first abbot of the Benedictine monastery Fritzlar and abbot of the monastery Ohrdruf (* around 670 )

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