717 in history

717 events chronologically

Mar 21 Battle of Vincy between Charles Martel and Ragenfrid
Mar 25 Theodosios III resigns the throne to the Byzantine Empire to enter the clergy
Aug 15 Arab–Byzantine wars: Maslamah ibn Abd al-Malik begins the Second Arab Siege of Constantinople, which will last for nearly a year
Sep 1 Siege of Constantinople: The Muslim armada with 1,800 ships, is defeated by the Byzantine navy through the use of Greek fire

Died in 717

Sep 22 Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik an Umayyad caliph who ruled from 715 until 717. His father was Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, and he was a younger brother of the previous caliph, al-Walid I