642 in history

642 events chronologically

Apr 30 Chindasuinth is proclaimed king by the Visigothic nobility and bishops
Aug 5 Battle of Maserfield: Penda of Mercia defeats and kills Oswald of Northumbria

Died in 642

Aug 5 Oswald of Northumbria venerated as a saint, of which there was a particular cult in the Middle Ages.
Oct 12 Pope John IV reigned from 24 December 640 to his death in 642. His election followed a four-month sede vacante