On This Day

What Happened in 705 AD

Historical Events in 705 AD

  • Mar 1 John VII begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • Apr 1 Greek pope John VII chosen as successor to John VI

Famous People Who Died in 705 AD

  • Jan 11 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • Oct 8 Abd al-Malik, kalief of Damascus, dies
  • Dec 16 Wu Zetian, Chinese Empress (690-705) - only woman to rule China (b. 625)