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   This article is about the year 718. For the number (and other uses), see 718 (number).
Year 718 (DCCXVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will
                                                                                   Millennium:               1st millennium
display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 718 for this
                                                                                    Centuries:   7th century – 8th century – 9th century
year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini
                                                                                    Decades : 680s 690s 700s – 710s – 720s 730s 740s
calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
                                                                                       Years:      715 716 717 – 718 – 719 720 721

Events
                                                                                                                          718 by topic
                                                                                                                                 Politics
By place
                                                                                                                         State leaders –
Europe                                                                                                                  Sovereign states
                                                                                                                          Birth and death
   718 or 722 – Battle of Covadonga, marking the start of the Reconquista by a Christian military force
                                                                                                                             categories
   (under Pelagius of Asturias) of the Iberian Peninsula following the Umayyad conquest of Hispania in
                                                                                                                         Births – Deaths
   711.
                                                                                                                         Establishment and
   The Wessex-born missionary Saint Boniface sets out for Frisia a second time.                                           disestablishment
                                                                                                                             categories
Asia
                                                                                                                        Establishments –
   August 15 – Byzantine Emperor Leo III the Isaurian and Khan Tervel of Bulgaria force the troops of
                                                                                                                        Disestablishments
   the Umayyad Caliphate to abandon the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople (717–718) , preventing a                         V   · T·   E   ·
   major Arab incursion into the Byzantine Empire.
   The world's oldest hotel, Hoshi Ryokan, is founded in Ishikawa Prefecture,                    718 in other calendars
   Japan.                                                                             Gregorian calendar          718
                                                                                                                  DCCXVIII
Births                                                                                Ab urbe condita             1471

   Empress Kōken (also Empress Shōtoku) of Japan (d. 770)                             Armenian calendar           167
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Deaths                                                                                Assyrian calendar           5468
                                                                                      Bahá'í calendar             -1126–-1125
   715, 718 or 721 – Khan Tervel of Bulgaria (b. c.675)
                                                                                      Bengali calendar            125

References                                                                            Berber calendar             1668
                                                                                      English Regnal year         N/A
                                                                                      Buddhist calendar           1262

via 718                                                                               Burmese calendar            80
                                                                                      Byzantine calendar          6226–6227
                                                                                      Chinese calendar            丁巳年十一月廿五日

                                                                                                                  (3354/3414-11-25)
                                                                                                                         — to —
                                                                                                                  戊午年十二月初五日

                                                                                                                  (3355/3415-12-5)
                                                                                      Coptic calendar             434–435
                                                                                      Ethiopian calendar          710–711
                                                                                      Hebrew calendar             4478–4479
                                                                                      Hindu calendars
                                                                                       - Vikram Samvat            774–775
                                                                                       - Shaka Samvat             640–641
                                                                                       - Kali Yuga                3819–3820
Holocene calendar          10718
Iranian calendar           96–97
Islamic calendar           99–100
Japanese calendar
Julian calendar            718      DCCXVIII

Korean calendar            3051
Minguo calendar            1194 before ROC
                           民前1194 年

Thai solar calendar        1261
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