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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 680s  690s  700s  – 710s –  720s  730s  740s
Years: 707 708 709 – 710711 712 713

Events

  • End of the Asuka period, the second and last part of the Yamato period and beginning of the Nara period in Japan; Heijō-kyō (Nara) becomes the capital of Japan.
  • April 5 — During the Cold Food Festival, Chinese Emperor Zhongzong of Tang had his chief ministers of court, sons-in-law, and high-ranking military officers engage in the festive game of tug of war within a palace of Chang'an City. The Emperor purportedly laughed when two older ministers fell over during the game.
  • Founding of the Muslim Kingdom of Nekor in Morocco.
  • Muslim army invited into Ceuta by its governor, Count Julian, who, being an opponent of Roderick, encourages them to invade the Iberian peninsula.
  • Roderick deposes Achila to become king of the Visigoths.
  • The first (wooden) Al-Aqsa Mosque is finished.

Deaths

  • Kakinomoto no Hitomaro, Japanese poet
  • Saint Adalbert of Egmond
  • Emperor Zhongzong of Tang China (assassinated, b. 656)
  • Shangguan Wan'er, female Chinese poet and official of the Tang Dynasty (born 664)

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