Events in History in 626 AD

  • Jul 2 Incident at Xuanwu Gate: in fear of assassination, Li Shimin ambushes and kills his rival brothers Li Yuanji and Li Jiancheng
  • Jul 29 Avars under khagan Bajan begin siege of Constantinople (fails, preserving the eastern Roman empire)
  • Aug 7 Battle at Constantinople: Slavic/Persians/Avarenvloot defeated
  • Sep 4 Shimin becomes Emperor Taizong of Tang, Emperor of China, when his father abdicates in his favour