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Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 8th Century.
Eastern Hemisphere at the end of the 8th century AD.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century · 8th century · 9th century
Decades: 700s 710s 720s 730s 740s
750s 760s 770s 780s 790s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era.

Contents

Overview

During this century, the Middle East, the coast of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula rapidly come under Islamic Arab domination. The westward expansion of the Arab Empire is famously halted at the Siege of Constantinople by the Bulgarians and the Battle of Tours by the Franks. The tide of Arab conquest came to an end in the middle of the 8th century.[1] Late in the century the Vikings, seafaring peoples from Scandinavia, begin raiding the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean, and go on to found several important kingdoms.

The Pala Empire is founded in Bengal. Chinese Emperor Xuanzong brings the Tang Dynasty to its pinnacle. Nara period in Japan.

Events

Borobudur from a distance
The Leshan Giant Buddha of Sichuan province, China; construction began in 713, completed in 803.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Decades and years

References

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, J., History of the World, Penguin, 1994.
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Millennium: [[1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium|1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium]]
Centuries: [[7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[9Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|9Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]
Decades: 700s 710s 720s 730s 740s
750s 760s 770s 780s 790s
Categories: [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century births|Births]] – [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century deaths|Deaths]]
[[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century establishments|Establishments]] – [[:Category:8Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century disestablishments|Disestablishments]]

The 8th century is the period from 701 to 800 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era.

Contents

Overview

During this century, the Middle East, the coast of North Africa and the Iberian Peninsula rapidly come under Islamic Arab domination. The westward expansion of the Arab Empire is famously halted at the Siege of Constantinople by the Bulgarians and the Battle of Tours by the Franks. The tide of Arab conquest came to an end in the middle of the 8th century.[1] Late in the century the Vikings, seafaring peoples from Scandinavia, begin raiding the coasts of Europe and the Mediterranean, and go on to found several important kingdoms.

The Pala Empire is founded in Bengal. Chinese Emperor Xuanzong brings the Tang Dynasty to its pinnacle. Nara period in Japan.

Events

of Sichuan province, China; construction began in 713, completed in 803.]]

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

Decades and years

References

  1. ^ a b c Roberts, J., History of the World, Penguin, 1994.


Simple English

Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century
Decades: 700s 710s 720s 730s 740s 750s 760s 770s 780s 790s

The 8th century is the century from 701 to 800.

Decades and years

Note: years before or after the 8th century are in italics.

690s 690 691 692 693 694 695 696 697 698 699
700s 700 701 702 703 704 705 706 707 708 709
710s 710 711 712 713 714 715 716 717 718 719
720s 720 721 722 723 724 725 726 727 728 729
730s 730 731 732 733 734 735 736 737 738 739
740s 740 741 742 743 744 745 746 747 748 749
750s 750 751 752 753 754 755 756 757 758 759
760s 760 761 762 763 764 765 766 767 768 769
770s 770 771 772 773 774 775 776 777 778 779
780s 780 781 782 783 784 785 786 787 788 789
790s 790 791 792 793 794 795 796 797 798 799
800s 800 801 802 803 804 805 806 807 808 809

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