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|Centuries:||6th century – 7th century – 8th century|
|Decades:||620s 630s 640s – 650s – 660s 670s 680s|
|Years:||652 653 654 – 655 – 656 657 658|
- November 15 – Northumbrian king Oswiu defeats the pagan Mercian king Penda in the Battle of Winwaed
- Empress Saimei ascends to the throne of Japan.
- Clovis II succeeded by Clotaire III.
- Peada succeeds his father Penda as king of Mercia
- A Byzantine fleet is defeated by the Arabs at Finike.