756 in history

756 events chronologically

Feb 5 An Lushan, leader of a revolt against the Tang Dynasty, declares himself emperor and establishes the state of Yan
Jul 14 An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong flees the capital Chang'an as An Lushan's forces advance toward the city
Jul 15 An Lushan Rebellion: Emperor Xuanzong of Tang is ordered by his Imperial Guards to execute chancellor ] by forcing him to commit suicide or face a mutiny. He permits his consort Yang Guifei to be strangled by his chief eunuch. General An Lushan has other members of the emperor's family killed

Died in 756

Jun 4 Emperor Shōmu the 45th emperor of Japan, according to the traditional order of succession.
Jul 15 Yang Guifei known as one of the Four Beauties of ancient China. She was the beloved consort of Emperor Xuanzong of Tang during his later years