Calendar overview 740
|Alfonso I conquered Galicia from the Moors .||
Meng Haoran dies.
|740 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||188/189 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1283/84 (southern Buddhism); 1282/83 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||57th (58th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||102/103 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||118/119 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||122/123 (November 25-26)|
|Jewish calendar||4500/01 (August 26-27)|
from urbe condita MXDIII (1493)
Diocletian's era : 456/457 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1050/51 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1051/52 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||796/797 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
Islamic expansion / reconquista
- Rebellion of the Shiite imam Zaid ibn Ali in Kufa against the rule of the Umayyads . The uprising is suppressed and Zaid is killed.
- In the battle of Akroinon , Byzantium defeated under Leo III. the Muslim army of the Caliph Hisham and expel the Arabs from Asia Minor .
- from 740: King Alfonso I succeeds in conquering Galicia from the Moors as part of the Reconquista .
- King Aethelbald's campaign from Mercia to Northumbria , where he ravages the city of York
- Cuthred becomes King of Wessex, succeeding Aethelheard .
Founding of cities and first mentions in documents
- around 740: A royal court was built in Duisburg
- around 740: Foundation of a mission base in Kempten as the core of the later city
- around 740: Foundation of the cella in Bisonzio by monks (today: Zell am See )
- Cuthbert becomes Archbishop of Canterbury to succeed the Nothhelm .
- around 740: Foundation of the Benedictine monastery Benediktbeuern by the Bavarian aristocratic family of the Huosi
- around 740: Kamalashila , Indian author and scholar († 795 )
- around 740: Ukit Kan Lek Tok , ruler of the Maya city of Ek Balam († 801 )
- around 740: Willehad , missionary in Friesland († 789 )
- December: Hilderic , Duke of Spoleto
- Æthelwald of Lindisfarne , Bishop of Lindisfarne
- Battal Gazi , Arab military leader
- Meng Haoran , Chinese poet (* 689 / 691 )
- Zaid ibn Ali , Imam of the Zaidites
- around 740: Æthelheard , King of Wessex