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Alfonso of Asturias
King Alfonso I conquered Galicia from the Moors .
Meng Haoran
The Chinese poet
Meng Haoran dies.
740 in other calendars
Armenian calendar 188/189 (turn of the year July)
Ethiopian calendar 732/733
Buddhist calendar 1283/84 (southern Buddhism); 1282/83 (alternative calculation according to Buddhas Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 57th (58th) cycle

Year of the Metal Dragon庚辰 ( at the beginning of the year Earth-Rabbit 己卯)

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)
Coptic calendar 456/457
Roman calendar 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)

Spanish era 778
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 796/797 (turn of the year April)


Politics and world events

Islamic expansion / reconquista

British Islands

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 )





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