672 in history

Died in 672

Jan 7 Emperor Tenji the 38th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Jan 27 Pope Vitalian reigned from 30 July 657 to his death in 672. He was born in Segni, Lazio, the son of Anastasius
Mar 2 Chad of Mercia a prominent 7th century Anglo-Saxon churchman, who became abbot of several monasteries, Bishop of the Northumbrians and subsequently Bishop of the Mercians and Lindsey People. He was later canonised as a saint. He was the brother of Cedd, also a saint. He features strongly in the work of Bede the Venerable and is credited, together with Cedd, with introducing Christianity to the Mercian kingdom
Aug 21 Emperor Kōbun the 39th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.