752 in history

752 events chronologically

May 3 Mayan king Bird Jaguar IV of Yaxchilan in modern-day Chiapas, Mexico assumes the throne

Died in 752

Mar 22 Pope Zachary reigned from 10 December 741 to his death in 752. A Greek from Santa Severina, Calabria, he was the last pope of the Byzantine Papacy. Most probably he was a deacon of the Roman Church and as such signed the decrees of the Roman council of 732 and was on intimate terms with Gregory III, whom he succeeded on 5 December 741
Mar 26 Pope-elect Stephen a Roman priest elected pope in March 752 to succeed Zachary; he died of a stroke a few days later, before being ordained a bishop. In 745, Zachary had made him a cardinal presbyter, with the titulus of San Crisogono, the same titulus later held by Cardinal Frederick of Lorraine, who became Pope Stephen IX