709 in history

Born in 709

Nov 18 Emperor Kōnin the 49th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession. Kōnin's reign lasted from 770 to 781

Died in 709

May 25 Aldhelm born before the middle of the 7th century. He is said to have been the son of Kenten, who was of the royal house of Wessex. He was certainly not, as his early biographer Faritius asserts, the brother of King Ine. After his death he was venerated as a saint, his feast day being the day of his death, 25 May