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- The earliest dated English words are 'Town' and 'Priest', both written in the Laws of Ethelbert.[source?]
- The Qieyun, a Chinese character rhyme dictionary, is published.
- The future Archbishops of Canterbury, Mellitus, Justus, and Honorius, and the future Archbishop of York Paulinus, are sent to England by Pope Gregory I to help Augustine in his missionary work.
- Sigebert II of Austrasia and Burgundy
- Hongren, a Zen Buddhist patriarch of the Chinese Tang Dynasty (d. 674)
- Ma Zhou, Chinese chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 648)
- Empress Zhangsun