On This Day

What Happened in 656 AD

Historical Events

  • Jun 17 Ali ibn Abu Talib elected the 4th Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate
  • Dec 9 Battle of Kameel: Kalief Al ibn Abu Talib beats rebellion

Famous People Who Died in 656 AD

  • Feb 1 Sigebert III, King of Austrasia, dies at about 25
  • Jun 17 Osman ibn Affan, 3rd kalief of Islam (644-56) murdered
  • Jul 17 Uthman ibn Affan, Third Caliph, oversaw standardization of the Qu'ran (644-56), assassinated