786 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 786
Ab urbe condita 1539
Armenian calendar 235
Assyrian calendar 5536
Balinese saka calendar 707–708
Bengali calendar 193
Berber calendar 1736
Buddhist calendar 1330
Burmese calendar 148
Byzantine calendar 6294–6295
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
3482 or 3422
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
3483 or 3423
Coptic calendar 502–503
Discordian calendar 1952
Ethiopian calendar 778–779
Hebrew calendar 4546–4547
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 842–843
 - Shaka Samvat 707–708
 - Kali Yuga 3886–3887
Holocene calendar 10786
Iranian calendar 164–165
Islamic calendar 169–170
Japanese calendar Enryaku 5
Javanese calendar 681–682
Julian calendar 786
Korean calendar 3119
Minguo calendar 1126 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −682
Seleucid era 1097/1098 AG
Thai solar calendar 1328–1329
Tibetan calendar 阴木牛年
(female Wood-Ox)
912 or 531 or −241
    — to —
(male Fire-Tiger)
913 or 532 or −240
The Abbasid Caliphate with provinces (786)

Year 786 (DCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 786 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.


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  • Cyneheard, brother of the late king Sigeberht, ambushes and kills his rival Cynewulf of Wessex, while he is at Meretun (now called Marten) with his mistress. The Wessex nobles refuse to recognise Cyneheard as king.
  • Cyneheard is executed and succeeded by Beorhtric, through the support of King Offa of Mercia. His rival claimant to the Wessex throne, a distant nephew of the late king Ine, named Egbert, is driven across the Channel.
  • Egbert settles at the court of Charlemagne, and learns the arts of government during his time in Gaul.[1] During his stay he meets Eadberht, a priest, who later becomes king of Kent.

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  1. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, pp. 176-177.
  2. ^ a b Veccia Vaglieri, L. (1971). "al-Ḥusayn b. ʿAlī, Ṣāḥib Fak̲h̲k̲h̲". In Lewis, B.; Ménage, V. L.; Pellat, Ch. & Schacht, J. (eds.). The Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition, Volume III: H–Iram. Leiden: E. J. Brill. pp. 615–617. OCLC 495469525.

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