Calendar overview 759
Ōtomo no Yakamochi compiles with the Man'yōshū
the first larger Japanese anthology of poems.
|759 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||207/208 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1302/03 (southern Buddhism); 1301/02 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||57th (58th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||121/122 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||137/138 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||141/142 (3rd / 4th May)|
|Jewish calendar||4519/20 (August 27-28)|
ab urbe condita MDXII (1512)
Diocletian's era : 475/476 (New Year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1069/70 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1070/71 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||815/816 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Battle of the Rishki Pass
- Desiderius , King of the Lombards , makes his son Adelchis co-king.
- The king of the Franconian Empire , Pippin the Younger , succeeds in finally conquering Septimania with Narbonne from the Moors and integrating it into his empire.
- Æthelwald Moll becomes king of Northumbria . He replaces King Oswulf .
- Government motto Qiányuán (乾元 'Heaven') from Tang Emperor Tang Suzong .
- The Japanese poet Ōtomo no Yakamochi compiles with the Man'yōshū the first larger Japanese anthology of poems .
- Bregwin becomes Archbishop of Canterbury .
- Asad ibn al-Furāt , Muslim legal scholar and theologian († 828 )
- Quan Deyu , Chinese politician († 818 )
- Theodor Studites , abbot († 826 )
- November 16 : Otmar von St. Gallen , founder and first abbot of the St. Gallen Monastery (* around 689 )
- Oswulf , King of Northumbria
- around 759: Ratchis , King of the Lombards
- around 759: Wang Wei , Chinese poet and landscape painter (* 698 )