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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 3rd century4th century5th century
Decades: 340s  350s  360s  – 370s –  380s  390s  400s
Years: 369 370 371 – 372 – 373 374 375
Statue of xie an
Statue of Xie An (China)

Year 372 (CCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

  • Emperor Valentinian I is against the Alamanni, Quadi and Sarmatians. His subordinates are dealing with Firmus, Roman usurper, in Africa and the Picts in Britain.

Europe

  • The Huns attack the Tervingi on the Dniester.

China

  • Sixteen Kingdoms: Jin Feidi is dethroned as emperor of the Eastern Jin Dynasty. He is replaced by Jin Jianwendi.
  • September 12 – Jin Xiaowudi, age 10, succeeds his father Jin Jianwendi. Empress Chu Suanzi serves as regent.
  • The first diplomatic ties are made between the Korean kingdom of Baekje and the Chinese court of the Jin Dynasty.

By topic

Arts and sciences

  • The national academy of Chinese learning, called Taehak, is made in the kingdom of Goguryeo (Korea).

Religion

Births

Deaths

  • Jin Jianwendi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (b. 320)
  • Maximus of Ephesus, Greek Neoplatonist philosopher
  • Sabbas the Goth, Christian reader and saint (b. 334)

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