|Centuries:||6th century – 7th century – 8th century|
|Decades:||660s 670s 680s – 690s – 700s 710s 720s|
|Years:||695 696 697 – 698 – 699 700 701|
|698 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1451|
|Chinese calendar||丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
3394 or 3334
— to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
3395 or 3335
|- Vikram Samvat||754–755|
|- Shaka Samvat||620–621|
|- Kali Yuga||3799–3800|
|Minguo calendar||1214 before ROC
|Seleucid era||1009/1010 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1240–1241|
Year 698 (DCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 698 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.
- Spring–summer – Arab forces under Hasan ibn al-Nu'man capture Carthage, ending Byzantine rule in North Africa. The defeated Byzantine fleet revolts and proclaims Tiberios III, who deposes Leontios after a brief siege of Constantinople and becomes Byzantine Emperor.
- Autumn–winter – The Byzantine general Heraclius, brother of Tiberios III, crosses with an army the mountain passes of the Taurus Mountains into Cilicia. He launches a campaign in Syria, defeats an Arab force from Antioch and raids as far as Samosata (modern Turkey).
- Wittiza, son of king Ergica, becomes co-ruler of the Visigoth Kingdom in Hispania (approximate date).
- Berhtred, Anglo-Saxon nobleman, is killed leading a Northumbrian army against the Picts. The kingdom of Cait (or Cat) in northern Scotland is absorbed (approximate date).
- Fiannamail ua Dúnchado becomes king of Dál Riata (Scotland) until his death around 700 (approximate date).
- Berber forces led by queen Kahina ("The Diviner") are crushed by Arab invaders at Aures (Algeria). She has rallied the Berbers since the collapse of Byzantine power (see 647).
- Dae Jo-young establishes the kingdom of Balhae in Manchuria (approximate date).
- Khun Lo, a Thai prince, conquers Muang Sua, an early Laotian kingdom.
- Qapaghan Qaghan conquers parts of Transoxiana (Central Asia).
- The festival of first-fruits (Daijo-sai) is held in Japan.
- Council of Aquileia: The bishops of the diocese of Aquileia decide to end the Schism of the Three Chapters and return to communion with Rome.
- Willibrord, Anglo-Saxon missionary, establishes an abbey at Echternach (Luxembourg). Presented to him by Irmina, daughter of king Dagobert II.
- Probable date of Cuthbert's burial behind the altar at Lindisfarne (approximate date).
- Princess Taki is sent to Saikū as a Saiō of the Ise Shrine (Japan).
- Ainbcellach mac Ferchair, king of Dál Riata (Scotland)
- Berthtred, Anglo-Saxon noblemen (approximate date)
- May 6 – Eadberht, bishop of Lindisfarne
- Rieul, bishop of Reims (approximate date)
- Suraqah al-Bariqi, Arab poet (b. 621)
- Trudo, Frankish abbot (approximate date)
- Venning, Timothy, ed. (2006). A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 187. ISBN 1-4039-1774-4.
- Treadgold, Warren T. (1997), A History of the Byzantine State and Society, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, pp. 337–339, ISBN 0-8047-2630-2
- Venning, Timothy, ed. (2006). A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 188. ISBN 1-4039-1774-4.
- Treadgold, Warren T. (1997), A History of the Byzantine State and Society, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, p. 339, ISBN 0-8047-2630-2