772 in history

Died in 772

Feb 1 Pope Stephen III the Pope from 7 August 768 to his death in 772.
May 13 Dōkyō a Japanese monk of the Hossō sect of Buddhism; and he was a political figure in the Nara period.
Jun 14 Abū Ḥanīfa the founder of the Sunni Hanafi school of fiqh. He is also considered a renowned Islamic scholar and personality by Zaydi Shia Muslims. He was often called "the Great Imam"
Jul 10 Amalberga of Temse celebrated as a saint in the Roman Catholic Church. She is especially venerated in Temse, Ghent, Munsterbilzen and other parts of Flanders. Many miracles, such as crossing a river on a giant fish, are attributed to her