790s

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The 790s decade ran from January 1, 790, to December 31, 799.

Events

790

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain
Asia
  • Cambodia begins to break away from the Sumatra-based kingdom Srivijaya, as a 20-year-old Cambodian prince, who claims descent from the rulers of Funan, is consecrated in eastern Cambodia with the title Jayavarman II. In the next 10 years he will extend his powers north into the Mekong Valley (modern Vietnam).

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Religion

791

By place

Europe
Britain
Africa

792

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain

793

By place

Europe
Britain
Arabian Empire

By topic

Commerce
Religion

794

By place

Europe
Britain
Asia

By topic

Communication
  • A paper mill begins production at Baghdad during the Abbasid era, as the Arabs spread the techniques developed by Chinese papermakers. Baghdad becomes a great seat of learning, with Christian and Jewish scholars as well as Muslims, while Europe remains largely unlettered. The Arabs will become the world's most proficient papermakers.
Religion

795

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Europe
Britain

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Religion

796

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Europe
Britain
  • April 18 – King Æthelred I of Northumbria is murdered, probably at Corbridge, by his ealdormen, Ealdred and Wada. Another rival, Torhtmund, slays Ealdred in revenge. Northumbria is plunged into confusion. The patrician Osbald is placed on the throne, but is deserted by his supporters after only 27 days. He flees from Lindisfarne to Pictland. Another faction brings back Æthelred I's old back-from-the-dead rival, Eardwulf, as the new king. He dismisses his wife and publicly takes a concubine. Eardwulf is alienated from Archbishop Eanbald of York.
  • King Offa of Mercia and Charlemagne seal a trading agreement, and a marriage alliance is proposed. However, Offa dies after a 39-year reign, that has incorporated Kent, Essex, Sussex, and East Anglia into the Mercian realm. Offa is buried at Bedford, and succeeded for a short time by his son Ecgfrith, and then a distant cousin, Coenwulf.
  • Prince Eadberht Præn leaves the Church, returns to Kent and claims his throne. Eadwald proclaims himself king of East Anglia, but is later ousted by Coenwulf. Direct rule from Mercia is re-established.

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Religion

797

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Britain

798

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Europe
Britain
Arabian Empire

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Religion

799

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Europe
Britain

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Religion
Other Languages
العربية: عقد 790
aragonés: Anyos 790
asturianu: Década del 790
Bân-lâm-gú: 790 nî-tāi
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 790-я
bosanski: 790-e
brezhoneg: Bloavezhioù 790
Чӑвашла: 790-мĕш çулсем
Cymraeg: 790au
dansk: 790'erne
Deutsch: 790er
emiliàn e rumagnòl: An 790
español: Años 790
føroyskt: 790-árini
français: Années 790
Gaeilge: 790í
Gàidhlig: 790an
贛語: 790年代
한국어: 790년대
hrvatski: 790-ih
Bahasa Indonesia: 790-an
italiano: Anni 790
Basa Jawa: 790-an
ქართული: 790-იანები
Kiswahili: Miaka ya 790
magyar: 790-es évek
македонски: 790-ти
Bahasa Melayu: 790-an
Mìng-dĕ̤ng-ngṳ̄: 790 nièng-dâi
Nāhuatl: 790 xihuitl
Nederlands: 790-799
日本語: 790年代
norsk: 790-årene
Nouormand: Annaées 790
олык марий: 790 ийла
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: 790-lar
português: Década de 790
română: Anii 790
Runa Simi: 790 watakuna
русский: 790-е годы
Sesotho sa Leboa: 790s
shqip: Vitet 790
sicilianu: 790ini
slovenščina: 790.
српски / srpski: 790-е
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 790-e
Basa Sunda: 790-an
suomi: 790-luku
svenska: 790-talet
татарча/tatarça: 790-еллар
Türkmençe: 790ýý
українська: 790-ті
Tiếng Việt: Thập niên 790
粵語: 790年代
中文: 790年代