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Millennium: 1st millennium
705 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 705
Ab urbe condita 1458
Armenian calendar 154
Assyrian calendar 5455
Balinese saka calendar 626–627
Bengali calendar 112
Berber calendar 1655
Buddhist calendar 1249
Burmese calendar 67
Byzantine calendar 6213–6214
Chinese calendar 甲辰(Wood Dragon)
3401 or 3341
    — to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3402 or 3342
Coptic calendar 421–422
Discordian calendar 1871
Ethiopian calendar 697–698
Hebrew calendar 4465–4466
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 761–762
 - Shaka Samvat 626–627
 - Kali Yuga 3805–3806
Holocene calendar 10705
Iranian calendar 83–84
Islamic calendar 85–87
Japanese calendar Keiun 2
Javanese calendar 597–598
Julian calendar 705
Korean calendar 3038
Minguo calendar 1207 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −763
Seleucid era 1016/1017 AG
Thai solar calendar 1247–1248
Tibetan calendar 阳木龙年
(male Wood-Dragon)
831 or 450 or −322
    — to —
(female Wood-Snake)
832 or 451 or −321
Pope John VII (705–707)

Year 705 (DCCV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 705 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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Arabian Empire


  • February 22 – Empress Wu Zetian is deposed in a coup d'état organized by her chancellor Zhang Jianzhi, after a 15-year reign. His chief ministers gain support from some generals to seize the imperial palace and execute the Zhang brothers. They reinstall her son Zhong Zong, whom she deposed 15 years ago, restoring the Tang dynasty. This marks the end of the short-lived Zhou dynasty in China.

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  1. ^ Ostrogorsky, pp. 124–126
  2. ^ Norwich, p. 337
  3. ^ a b c d Venning, Timothy, ed. (2006). A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 190. ISBN 1-4039-1774-4.
  4. ^ Treadgold, Warren (1997). A History of the Byzantine State and Society. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. p. 340. ISBN 0-8047-2630-2.
  5. ^ Paul the Deacon, Chapter XXVII. Identified as Puteoli or a location at the five mile mark of the Via Latina,
  6. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, pp. 125–126
  7. ^ a b Treadgold, Warren (1997). A History of the Byzantine State and Society. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press. p. 341. ISBN 0-8047-2630-2.
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