Year 766 (DCCLXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 766th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 766th year of the 1st millennium, the 66th year of the 8th century, and the 7th year of the 760s decade. The denomination 766 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium
766 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar766
Ab urbe condita1519
Armenian calendar215
Assyrian calendar5516
Balinese saka calendar687–688
Bengali calendar173
Berber calendar1716
Buddhist calendar1310
Burmese calendar128
Byzantine calendar6274–6275
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3463 or 3256
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3464 or 3257
Coptic calendar482–483
Discordian calendar1932
Ethiopian calendar758–759
Hebrew calendar4526–4527
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat822–823
 - Shaka Samvat687–688
 - Kali Yuga3866–3867
Holocene calendar10766
Iranian calendar144–145
Islamic calendar148–149
Japanese calendarTenpyō-jingo 2
Javanese calendar660–661
Julian calendar766
Korean calendar3099
Minguo calendar1146 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−702
Seleucid era1077/1078 AG
Thai solar calendar1308–1309
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
892 or 511 or −261
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
893 or 512 or −260
The "Round City" of Baghdad

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  • Baghdad nears completion as up to 100,000 labourers create a circular city about 1 or 2 km in diameter (depending on the source). In the center of the "Round City" is a palace built for Caliph al-Mansur. The capital is ringed by three lines of walls (approximate date).

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  1. ^ Mango, Cyril; Scott, Roger (1997). The Chronicle of Theophanes Confessor. Byzantine and Near Eastern History, AD 284–813. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. p. 605. ISBN 0-19-822568-7.
  2. ^ Winkelmann, Friedhelm; Lilie, Ralph-Johannes; et al. (2000). "Gregorios Dekapolites (#2486)". Prosopographie der mittelbyzantinischen Zeit: I. Abteilung (641–867), 2. Band: Georgios (#2183) – Leon (#4270) (in German). Walter de Gruyter. p. 531. ISBN 3-11-016672-0.