Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century
- Founding of the city of Fustat, later Cairo, in Egypt.
- Revolt against Byzantine emperor Heraclonas; he is deposed and his brother Constans II becomes sole emperor.
- Caesarea surrenders to the Arabs
- Oswiu of Northumbria becomes Bretwalda
- Chindaswinth deposes Tulga, becomes king of the Visigoths.