|Centuries:||6th century – 7th century – 8th century|
|Decades:||650s 660s 670s – 680s – 690s 700s 710s|
|Years:||678 679 680 – 681 – 682 683 684|
- August 9 – The Bulgars win the war with the Byzantine Empire; the latter signs a peace treaty, which is considered as the birth-date of Bulgaria
- Wilfrid of York is expelled from Northumbria by Ecgfrith and retires into Sussex
- for more information, see Category:681 deaths.