On This Day

705 AD in History

Events in History

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

Deaths in History

  • 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)