Centuries: 7th century - 8th century - 9th century
Decades: 710s  720s  730s  - 740s -  750s  760s  770s

Years: 739 740 741 - 742 - 743 744 745

742 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 742

Ab urbe condita 1495
Armenian calendar 191
Bahá'í calendar -1102 – -1101
Buddhist calendar 1286
Coptic calendar 458 – 459
Ethiopian calendar 734 – 735
Hebrew calendar 4502 4503
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 797 – 798
 - Shaka Samvat 664 – 665
 - Kali Yuga 3843 – 3844
Holocene calendar 10742
Iranian calendar 120 – 121
Islamic calendar 124 – 125
Japanese calendar
 - Imperial Year Kōki 1402
Julian calendar 787
Korean calendar 3075
Thai solar calendar 1285


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  • Chinese poet Li Po is presented before the emperor and given a position in the Imperial court. (approximate date)
  • Artabasdus is Byzantine Emperor until the capital is stormed by Constantine V, who regains control and resumes the suppression of image-worship.
  • Emperor Xuanzong of Tang begins to favor Taoism over Buddhism, adopting the new reign title Tianbao ('Heavenly Treasures') to indicate his divine mandate.
  • For the municipal census of the Chinese capital city Chang'an and its metropolitan area of Jingzhou Fu (including small towns in the vicinity), the New Book of Tang records that in this year there were 362,921 registered families with 1,960,188 persons.
  • In China, the total number of enlisted troops in the Tang armies had risen to about half a million due to Emperor Xuanzong's earlier reforms.
  • China's population c. 50 millions.



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People of the year 742 at Familypedia

1 people were born in 742

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Himiltrude (c742-c780)

2 children were born to the 1 women born in 742

0 people died in 742

19 people lived in 742

Gerold of Vinzgouw (c725-799)Agilolf (690-)
Hnabi (c700-c775)Huoching (675-709)
Luitfrid I of Alsace (707-750)Adalbert of Alsace (675-720)Gerlinde (679)
Luitfrid II of Alsace (740-780)Luitfrid I of Alsace (707-750)Edith (719-?)
Robert I of Worms (710-c757)Lantbertus II (670-741)
Odilo von Bayern (c705-748)Gotfrid von Bayern (-c709
Tassilo III. von Bayern (c741-c796)Odilo von Bayern (c705-748)Hiltrud (-754)
Childebrand I de Bourgogne (678-751)Pepin of Herstal (635-714)Alpaida (c640-714)
Bernard (bef732-787)Charles Martel (686-741)Ruodhaid (c700-)
Grifo (726-753)Charles Martel (686-741)Swanachild of Agilolfings (c700-)
Pepin the Short (714-768)Charles Martel (686-741)Rotrude of Treves (690-724)
Nivelon I de Bourgogne (c715-c778)Childebrand I de Bourgogne (678-751)
Aaltje Stam (1811-1860)Pieter Stam (1775-1858)Sijbregje Leek (1777-1847)
Thierry d'Autun (c720-c782)Thierry d'Autun (c700-)
Bertrada of Laon (720-783)Caribert of Laon (bef705-bef762)Bertrada of Cologne (690-aft721)
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