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Year 699 (DCXCIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 699 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.


Umayyad Caliphate

  • Umayyad troops invade Armenia, and secure the submission of Prince Smbat VI Bagratuni. The South Caucasus becomes a viceroyalty called al-Arminiya',' and is divided into four regions: Caucasian Albania, Caucasian Iberia, the area around the Aras River, and Taron (modern Turkey).
  • Asia

  • June 26 – En no Ozunu, Japanese ascetic, is banished to Izu Ōshima (a volcanic island in the Izu Islands), and accused of confusing the mind of the people with magic. He will be later regarded as the founder of a folk religion called Shugendō.
  • Births

  • Abū Hanīfa, Arab imam and scholar (d. 767)
  • Dagobert III, king of the Franks (d. 715)
  • Wang Wei, Chinese poet (d. 759)
  • Deaths

  • Niitabe, Japanese princess
  • Ōe, Japanese princess
  • Seaxburh of Ely, queen of Kent
  • Werburgh, Anglo-Saxon princess
  • Yuge, Japanese prince
  • References

    699 Wikipedia

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