Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century
- August 5 - In the Battle of Maserfield, Penda king of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald, king of Bernicia.
- November 24 - Theodore succeeds John IV as Pope.
- Battle of Nehaward: Arabs conquer Persia.
- Empress Kogyoku ascends to the throne of Japan.
- Benzmer succeeds Kubrat as ruler of the Bulgars.
- Monastic settlement founded in Hampshire, England, later became Winchester Cathedral.