|Centuries:||7th century – 8th century – 9th century|
|Decades:||730s 740s 750s – 760s – 770s 780s 790s|
|Years:||765 766 767 – 768 – 769 770 771|
|768 by topic|
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Year 768 (DCCLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 768 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- September 24 – King Pepin III ("the Short") dies at Saint-Denis, Neustria (France). The Frankish Kingdom is divided between his two sons: Charlemagne and Carloman I. According to Salic law Charlemagne (western Franks) receives the outer parts of the kingdom bordering on the sea, namely Neustria, western Aquitaine, and the northern parts of Austrasia; while Carloman (eastern Franks) is awarded his uncle's former share, the inner parts: southern Austrasia, Septimania, eastern Aquitaine, Burgundy, Provence, and Swabia, lands bordering Italy.
- Waiofar, duke of Aquitaine, and his family is captured and executed by the Franks in the forest of Périgord. Waiofar's kinsman Hunald succeeds to his claims and continues to fight against Charlemagne.
- King Fruela I ("the Cruel") is assassinated in Cangas, his capital, after he has murdered his brother Vimerano. Fruela is succeeded by his cousin Aurelius who is chosen by the nobility as ruler of Asturias.
- The creation of Serbia (approximate date).
- King Alhred of Northumbria marries princess Osgifu, possibly daughter of the late king Oswulf (approximate date).
- In Al-Andalus, the Berber tribal chieftain Saqiya ibn Abd al Wahid al-Miknasi leads a rebellion against the Emirate of Córdoba in the present-day Spanish province of Extremadura.
- The Kasuga Shrine is erected at Nara (Japan) by the Fujiwara family. The interior is famous for its many bronze lanterns, as well the stone lanterns that lead up the shrine.
- August 7 – Pope Stephen III succeeds Paul I as the 94th pope of the Catholic Church. The antipope Constantine II is overthrown at Rome through intervention by king Desiderius of the Lombards after a brief reign (see 767).
- Lebuinus, Anglo-Saxon missionary, founds the city of Deventer (modern-day Netherlands) and builds a wooden church on the bank of the River IJssel (approximate date).
- Archbishop Elfodd of Gwynedd persuades the Welsh Church to accept the Roman dating of Easter as agreed by the British Church at the Synod of Whitby (see 664).
- Dub-Indrecht mac Cathail, king of Connacht
- August 20 – Eadberht, king of Northumbria
- Fruela I, king of Asturias
- Li Huaixian, general of the Tang Dynasty
- Pagan, ruler (khagan) of the Bulgarian Empire
- September 24 - Pepin the Short, king of the Franks (b. 714)
- Toto, duke of Nepi
- Waiofar, duke of Aquitaine
- Winibald, Anglo-Saxon abbot
- Yaxun B'alam IV, ruler (ajaw) of Yaxchilan (b. 709)