|Covid-19|St. Peter's Abbey is founded by Rupert, bishop of Worms, at Salzburg (modern Austria).
June 8 – Chlodulf, bishop of Metz (or 697)
Domnall Donn, king of Dál Riata (Scotland)
August 13 – Takechi, Japanese prince
Vinayaditya, king of Chalukya (India)
Woncheuk, Korean Buddhist monk (b. 613)
Year 696 (DCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 696 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.