738 in history

Died in 738

Jan 26 John of Dailam a 7th-century East Syrian Christian saint and monk, who founded several monasteries in Mesopotamia and Persia.
Dec 24 Maslama ibn Abd al-Malik an Umayyad prince and one of the most prominent Arab generals of the early decades of the 8th century, leading several campaigns against the Byzantine Empire and the Khazar Khaganate. He achieved great fame especially for leading the second and last Arab siege of the Byzantine capital Constantinople, and for strengthening the Muslim presence in the Caucasus, becoming the "founder of Islamic Derbent"