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Year 695 (DCXCV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 695 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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Map of I-695, Maryland, USA

Byzantine Empire

  • The population of Byzantium revolts under Leontios, the strategos (military governor) of the Anatolic Theme, and proclaims him emperor. Justinian II is deposed and his nose is cut off (leading to his subsequent nickname of "the Slit-nosed"). He is exiled to Cherson (Crimea), and begins to plot an attempt to retake the throne.
  • Europe

  • Childebert III succeeds Clovis IV as sole king of the Franks. He is the son of Theuderic III and becomes a puppet—a roi fainéant—of Pepin of Herstal, mayor of the palace of Austrasia.
  • Pepin institutes his son Drogo as mayor of the palace of Burgundy. His younger son Grimoald II becomes mayor of the palace of Neustria.
  • The Saxons defeat the Bructeri between the Lippe and the Ruhr, and occupy Westphalia in Germany (approximate date).
  • Britain

  • September 6 – King Wihtred of Kent, who maintains Kentish independence against the growing expansion of Mercia, issues one of the earliest known law codes of Britain.
  • King Aldfrith of Northumbria marries Princess Cuthburh, sister of King Ine of Wessex (approximate date).
  • Mesoamerica

  • Tikal defeats Calakmul (modern Guatemala), ending a centuries-long rivalry, but ushering in another century of warfare that ultimately leads to both cities' abandonment in the 9th century.
  • Uaxaclajuun Ub'aah K'awiil ("Eighteen Rabbit") becomes ruler (ajaw) of the Mayan city-state Copán (Honduras).
  • Religion

  • November 21 – Willibrord, Northumbrian missionary, becomes the first bishop of Utrecht (Netherlands). He returns to Frisia to preach, and builds numerous churches (approximate date).
  • Willibrord establishes a Benedictine training centre for priests and young noblemen. This seminary becomes later the Utrecht University.
  • Suitbert, Anglo-Saxon missionary, founds a monastery at Kaiserswerth (near Düsseldorf) in Germany (approximate date).
  • Births

  • Fujiwara no Maro, Japanese statesman (d. 737)
  • Herlindis of Maaseik, Frankish abbess (approximate date)
  • Kibi no Makibi, Japanese scholar (d. 775)
  • Muhammad bin Qasim, Arab general (d. 715)
  • Ōtomo no Koshibi, Japanese general (d. 777)
  • Emperor Shang of Tang, Chinese ruler (or 698)
  • Theophilus of Edessa, Greek astrologer (d. 785)
  • Zayd ibn Ali, Arab imam and grandson of Husayn ibn Ali (d. 740)
  • Ansbert of Rouen, French archbishop (approximate date)
  • Deaths

  • Ado, duke of Friuli (Northern Italy)
  • Ansbert of Rouen, Frankish bishop
  • Chan Imix K'awiil, Mayan ruler (ajaw)
  • Clovis IV, king of the Franks (b. 682)
  • Sæbbi, king of Kent (approximate date)
  • References

    695 Wikipedia


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