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Year 632 (DCXXXII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 632 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.



  • June 8 – Muhammad dies at Medina at the age of 63, after an illness and fever. According to Shias, he was succeeded by Ali ibn Abi Talib; according to Sunnis, he was succeeded by Abu Bakr.
  • The Imamah (Shia doctrine) of Ali Ibn Abi Talib, for the religious, spiritual and political leadership of the Ummah, starts.
  • Ridda Wars: Abu Bakr launches a series of military campaigns against rebel Arabian tribes, to re-establish the power of the Rightly Guided Caliphs, and to secure Muhammad's legacy.
  • September – Battle of Buzakha: An Islamic column (6,000 men) under Khalid ibn al-Walid defeats the Apostate rebels under Tulayha, near Ha'il (Saudi Arabia).
  • December – Battle of Aqraba: The Muslim forces of Abu Bakr defeat the Apostate rebels (40,000 men) under Musaylimah, on the plain of Aqraba.
  • Europe

  • April 8 – King Charibert II is assassinated at Blaye (Gironde), (possibly on orders of his half-brother Dagobert I), along with his infant son. Dagobert I claims Aquitaine and Gascony, becoming the most powerful Merovingian king in the West.
  • Kubrat, ruler of the Dulo clan, establishes the confederation of Great Bulgaria. He takes power over his tribe, the Utigur Bulgars, and expels the Avars from his lands. Kubrat's rule stretches from the Danube Delta to the Volga River.
  • Persia

  • June 16 – Yazdegerd III, age 8, ascends to the throne as king (shah) of the Persian Empire. He becomes the last ruler of the Sassanid Dynasty (modern Iran).
  • Asia

  • January 27 – An annular eclipse of the sun occurs.
  • Seondeok is crowned queen of Silla (Korea).
  • Religion

  • March 356 – Friday, 9 Zulhijja, 10 AH, The Last Sermon (Khutbah, Khutbatul Wada') is delivered by Muhammad, Islamic prophet, in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, to the Muslims who has accompanied him for the Hajj (pilgrimage).
  • June 8 – Muhammad dies in Medina, at the age of 63, and is succeeded by Abu Bakr who becomes the first caliph (viceregent of the messenger of God). He establishes the Rashidun Caliphate until 661.
  • Xuanzang, Chinese traveler, writes about two huge statues of Buddha carved out of a mountainside in the Bamiyan Valley (Afghanistan).
  • Births

  • Al-Muhallab ibn Abi Suffrah, Arab general (d. 702)
  • Vindicianus, bishop of Cambrai (approximate date)
  • Deaths

  • January 31 – Máedóc, bishop of Ferns
  • April 8 – Charibert II, king of Aquitaine
  • June 8 – Muhammad, Islamic Prophet (b. 570)
  • August 28 – Fatimah, daughter of Prophet Muhammad
  • October 12 – Edwin of Northumbria, king of Deira and Bernicia (approximate date)
  • October 29 – Saint Colman mac Duagh, Irish abbot and bishop
  • Abu Dujana, companion of Muhammad
  • Chilperic, son of Charibert II
  • Ibrahim ibn Muhammad, son of Muhammad
  • Khosrau IV, king of the Persian Empire
  • Musaylimah, Islamic false prophet
  • References

    632 Wikipedia

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