Calendar overview 777
Widukind is the only Saxon nobleman
to stay away from the Reichstag of Charlemagne in Paderborn .
|777 in other calendars|
|Armenian calendar||225/226 (turn of the year July)|
|Buddhist calendar||1320/21 (southern Buddhism); 1319/20 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )|
|Chinese calendar||57th (58th) cycle|
|Chula Sakarat (Siam, Myanmar) / Dai calendar (Vietnam)||139/140 (turn of the year April)|
|Iranian calendar||155/156 (around March 21)|
|Islamic calendar||160/161 (October 8/9)|
|Jewish calendar||4537/38 (September 7/8)|
from urbe condita MDXXX (1530)
Diocletian's era : 493/494 (turn of the year November)
|Seleucid era||Babylon: 1087/88 (turn of the year April)
Syria: 1088/89 (turn of the year October)
|Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar)||833/834 (turn of the year April)|
Politics and world events
- Charlemagne convenes a Reichstag on Saxon soil for the first time in Paderborn . This is also the year in which Esslingen am Neckar and Paderborn were first mentioned . It is decided to divide Saxony into mission districts, whereby the mission is to be carried out by Anglo-Saxon preachers, among other things . A number of Saxons present are baptized , but Duke Widukind stays away from the meeting; he goes to the Danish king to ask him for support against the Franks .
- Abd ar-Rahman I , first emir of Cordoba , fends off an attempt by the Abbasids to conquer . In the winter of 777/778 , the governor of Saragossa , Ibn Arabi, turned to Charlemagne in Paderborn in order to obtain support from him against his lord Abd ar-Rahman. This is the occasion for Charles' campaign over the Pyrenees next year.
- Kardam becomes Khan of the Bulgarians , he succeeds Telerig , who goes into exile in the Byzantine Empire , where Emperor Leo IV grants him asylum.
First documentary mentions
- The first documented mention of Altengronau , Aschach on the Danube , Auersmacher , Bettingen , Ergenzingen , Esslingen am Neckar , grosbliederstroff , Heitersheim , Heldrungen , Kleinblittersdorf , Linkenheim , Meidelstetten , Niederschopfheim , Seffern , Sefferweich , Sierning , Viernheim , Spellen and Waltersweier
- October 8th : The Hammelburg mark description is written, one of the oldest linguistic monuments of the Old High German language .
- around 777: The Carolingian Renaissance begins.
- Bavarian Duke Tassilo III. founds the Benedictine monastery Kremsmünster . Presumably on the occasion of the foundation, the Tassilo chalice is also donated.
- Waldrich becomes Bishop of Passau , replacing Wisurich .
- Odalbert becomes Bishop of Neuburg .
- Fortunatus II becomes Bishop of Treviso (until 803).
- Abbot Fulrad donated numerous lands and estates to his monastery at Saint-Denis near Paris. The deed of donation is often the first documentary mention of these places.