On This Day

Famous People Who Died in 705 AD

  • Jan 11 John VI, Catholic Pope (701-05), dies
  • Oct 8 Abd al-Malik ibn Marwan, fifth Umayyad caliph, dies in Damascus at about 58 (approximate date)
  • Dec 16 Wu Zetian, Chinese Empress (690-705) - only woman to rule China (b. 625)