672 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 672
Ab urbe condita 1425
Armenian calendar 121
Assyrian calendar 5422
Balinese saka calendar 593–594
Bengali calendar 79
Berber calendar 1622
Buddhist calendar 1216
Burmese calendar 34
Byzantine calendar 6180–6181
Chinese calendar 辛未(Metal Goat)
3368 or 3308
    — to —
壬申年 (Water Monkey)
3369 or 3309
Coptic calendar 388–389
Discordian calendar 1838
Ethiopian calendar 664–665
Hebrew calendar 4432–4433
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 728–729
 - Shaka Samvat 593–594
 - Kali Yuga 3772–3773
Holocene calendar 10672
Iranian calendar 50–51
Islamic calendar 51–53
Japanese calendar N/A
Javanese calendar 563–564
Julian calendar 672
Korean calendar 3005
Minguo calendar 1240 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −796
Seleucid era 983/984 AG
Thai solar calendar 1214–1215
Tibetan calendar 阴金羊年
(female Iron-Goat)
798 or 417 or −355
    — to —
(male Water-Monkey)
799 or 418 or −354
Pope Adeodatus II (672–676)

Year 672 (DCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 672 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


By place

  • King Cenwalh of Wessex dies after a 31-year reign, in which he has lost much of his territory to Welsh and Mercian forces. He is succeeded by his widow Seaxburh. His sub-kings divide Wessex amongst themselves (approximate date).
  • January 7 – Emperor Tenji dies after a 10-year reign, in which he has given the Fujiwara clan its name. Following his death, there ensues a succession dispute between Tenji's 14 children (many by different mothers). He is succeeded by his favorite son Kōbun, age 23, who has been first accorded with the title Daijō-daijin.[2]
  • August 21 – Kōbun is deposed after 8 months, during a brief but violent battle called the Jinshin War. He is succeeded by his uncle Ōama, who becomes the 40th emperor of Japan with support from the Fujiwara family. He takes the name Tenmu, and begins a reign that will continue until 686.

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Emperor Tenji
Emperor Kōbun

Date Unknown


  1. ^ Wickham, Chris (2005). Framing the Early Middle Ages: Europe and the Mediterranean 400-800. OUP Oxford. p. 96.
  2. ^ Ponsonby-Fane, Richard (1959). "The Imperial House of Japan", p. 53

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