720

History Portal | Portal Biographies | Current Events | Calendar years

◄ | 7th century | 8th century | 9th Century | ► ◄ | 690 | 700 | 710s | 720s | 730er | 740 | 750 | ► ◄ ◄ | ◄ | 716 | 717 | 718 | 719 | 720 | 721 | 722 | 723 | 724 | ► | ► ►

Heads of State

Year of the Metal Monkey庚申(at the beginning of Earth Sheep己未)

Era of Diocletian: 436/437 ( year November )

Syria: 1031/32 ( the year in October )

Events

Politics and World Affairs

  • Yazid II is the ninth Caliph of the Umayyad.
  • Construction of the castle in Alsace Eguisheim.

Religion and Culture

Europe

  • 720: Sigibaud, Bishop of Metz, built the monastery of Saint- Avold.
  • 720: Construction of the Cathedral of Glastonbury.

Asia

  • Completion of the Japanese chronicle Nihon Shoki.

Born

Died

  • Odilia, Alsatian Duke 's daughter, patron saint of the blind (* 660 )
  • Umar Ibn Abd al - Aziz, the Umayyad caliph (* 681 )
  • Tariq ibn Ziyad, the Arab general who conquered the Visigothic kingdom (* 670 )
  • Ye Fashan, Chinese miracle worker and exorcist
  • September 01, 720 or 723: Giles of St. Gilles, abbot in St.Gilles / Provence, first aid (c. 640)
de