|Centuries:||6th century – 7th century – 8th century|
|Decades:||650s 660s 670s – 680s – 690s 700s 710s|
|Years:||678 679 680 – 681 – 682 683 684|
|681 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1434|
|Bahá'í calendar||-1163 – -1162|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
3377 or 3317
— to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3378 or 3318
|- Vikram Samvat||737–738|
|- Shaka Samvat||603–604|
|- Kali Yuga||3782–3783|
|Igbo calendar||-319 – -318|
|Minguo calendar||1231 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1224|
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Year 681 (DCLXXXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 681 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.
- The Bulgars under Asparukh win the war with the Byzantine Empire; the latter signs a peace treaty, which is considered as the birth-date of Bulgaria.
Caucasus and the Middle East
- In Japan, Asuka Kiyomihara Regulations are enacted.
- Prince Kusakabe is made Prince Imperial of Japan.
- Kutluk Khan revolts and reestablishes the Turkish khaganate.
- September 16 – The Sixth Ecumenical Council (opened on November 12, 680 in Constantinople) concludes.