On This Day

What Happened in 708 AD

Historical Events in 708 AD

  • Jan 15 Sisinnius begins his reign as Pope (dies 20 days later)
  • Mar 25 Constantine begins his reign as Catholic Pope
  • Aug 29 Copper coins are minted in Japan for the first time (Traditional Japanese date: August 10, 708).

Famous People Who Died in 708 AD

  • Feb 4 Sisinnius, Greek-Syrian pope (708, 20 days), dies