Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century
- March 9 - A major earthquake strikes Palestine and Syria
- Offa becomes king of Mercia.
- Paul I succeeds Stephen III as pope.
- Fruela I becomes king of Asturias
- Battle of Suiyang
- Tassilo III, duke of the Bavarians, recognizes the supremacy of Frankish king Pippin the Short.
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