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650s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 620s 630s 640s650s660s 670s 680s
Years: 650 651 652 653 654 655 656 657 658 659
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

This is a list of events occurring in the 650s, ordered by year.

650

By place

Europe

Britain

Asia

  • The first Chinese paper money is issued,[1] yet these banknotes will not become government-issued until the Song Dynasty era Sichuan province issues them in the year 1024, with the central government of China following suit in the 12th century.
  • Emperor Kōtoku is presented a white pheasant, who is pleased and begins a new Japanese era name (nengo) to be called Hakuchi, meaning the white pheasant.

By topic

Religion

Art and science

651

By place

Europe

Britain

Persia

Arabian Empire

By topic

Religion

652

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

  • The registers of population are prepared in Japan. Fifty houses are made a township, and for each township there is appointed an elder. The houses are all associated in groups of five for mutual protection, with one elder to supervise them one with another. This system prevails until the era of World War II.
  • Construction of the Giant Wild Goose Pagoda in Chang'an (modern Xi'an), during the Tang Dynasty (China). It is completed in the same year during the reign of emperor Gao Zong.

653

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion


654

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

655

By place

Byzantine Empire

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

656

By place

Europe

Britain

Arabian Empire

Asia

  • Empress Saimei of Japan builds a new palace at Asuka (Nara Prefecture), because her former residence took fire. This construction is called the "Mad Canal" by the people of that day, wasting the labor of tens of thousand workers and a large amount of money.

By topic

Religion

657

By place

Europe

Arabian Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

658

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

659

By place

Byzantine Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
  2. ^ The Caliphate Its Rise, Decline and Fall by William Muir. Chapter XXVIII, Caliphate of Othman, p. 206
  3. ^ Jennings, p. 26
  4. ^ For the terms of this treaty see Kaegi, Walter (1992). "Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquests". Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 196–197. ISBN 05214-8455-3
  5. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, chapter 5, "The northern Anglian hegemony", section 'The reign of Oswald'
  6. ^ Kirby Earliest English Kings, page 78
  7. ^ Bede, H. E., book II, chapter 5
  8. ^ Kazhdan, p. 500
  9. ^ Warner, "The Origins of Suffolk", pp. 110–113
  10. ^ Nussbaum, "Takamuko no Kuromaro (No Genri)", p. 935
  11. ^ Probably Mount Olympos south of Antalya, see "Olympus Phoinikous Mons" in Barrington Atlas of the Greek and Roman World, map 65, D4
  12. ^ Warren Treadgold, A history of the Byzantine State and Society, Stanford University Press 1997, p. 314. ISBN 0-8047-2630-2
  13. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World". Penguin, 1994
  14. ^ The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750, David Nicolle (2009), p. 62. ISBN 978-1-84603-273-8
  15. ^ The Caliphate Its Rise, Decline and Fall by William Muir. Chapter XXXV, Battle of the Camel, p. 250
  16. ^ Bede, "Ecclesiastical History", Book II, Chapter 24
  17. ^ Winkelmann & Lilie, pp. 125–127
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