* Eadbald succeeds Ethelbert as king of Kent.
Aethelfrith of Northumbriadefeats the army of Powys.
* Aethelfrith meets Rædwald and the army of
East Angliain the Battle of the River Idle, and is slain by Raedwald, which establishes his claim as Bretwalda.
* Edwin becomes king of
Oswald of Northumbriaflees to Iona.
Adaloaldsucceeds his father Agilulf as king of the Lombards(approximate date).
Alexandriais captured by Khosrau II of Persia.
Banu Hashimclan begins to boycott Muhammad.
* A shrine on the site of the future
Westminster Abbeyis founded.
Grimoald the Elder, Mayor of the Palaceof Austrasia
February 24— Ethelbert, king of Kent and Bretwalda
* Aethelfrith, king of
Northumbria(killed in battle)
Coptic Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria
* Saebert, king of Essex (approximate date)
Agilulf, king of the Lombards(approximate date)
St. John the Merciful(approximate date)
Empress Liu Jingyan
Empress Yuan Humo
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