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This article is about the year 705. For the number, see 705 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 7th century8th century9th century
Decades: 670s  680s  690s  – 700s –  710s  720s  730s
Years: 702 703 704705706 707 708
705 by topic
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Birth and death categories
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705 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 705
Ab urbe condita 1458
Armenian calendar 154
Assyrian calendar 5455
Bengali calendar 112
Berber calendar 1655
Buddhist calendar 1249
Burmese calendar 67
Byzantine calendar 6213–6214
Chinese calendar 甲辰(Wood Dragon)
3401 or 3341
    — to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
3402 or 3342
Coptic calendar 421–422
Discordian calendar 1871
Ethiopian calendar 697–698
Hebrew calendar 4465–4466
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 761–762
 - Shaka Samvat 627–628
 - Kali Yuga 3806–3807
Holocene calendar 10705
Iranian calendar 83–84
Islamic calendar 85–87
Japanese calendar Keiun 2
Javanese calendar 598–599
Julian calendar 705
Korean calendar 3038
Minguo calendar 1207 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −763
Seleucid era 1016/1017 AG
Thai solar calendar 1247–1248
Pope John VII (705–707)

Year 705 (DCCV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 705 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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  • February 22 – Empress Wu Zetian is deposed in a coup d'état organized by her chancellor Zhang Jianzhi after a 15-year reign. His chief ministers gain support from some generals to seize the imperial palace and execute the Zhang brothers. They reinstall her son Zhong Zong whom she deposed 15 years ago, restoring the Tang dynasty. This marks the end of the short-lived Zhou dynasty in China.

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  1. ^ Ostrogorsky, pp. 124–126
  2. ^ Norwich, p. 337
  3. ^ a b c d Venning, Timothy, ed. (2006). A Chronology of the Byzantine Empire. Palgrave Macmillan. p. 190. ISBN 1-4039-1774-4. 
  4. ^ Treadgold, Warren T. (1997), A History of the Byzantine State and Society, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, p. 340, ISBN 0-8047-2630-2 
  5. ^ Paul the Deacon, Chapter XXVII. Identified as Puteoli or a location at the five mile mark of the Via Latina
  6. ^ Kirby, Earliest English Kings, pp. 125–126
  7. ^ a b Treadgold, Warren T. (1997), A History of the Byzantine State and Society, Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, p. 341, ISBN 0-8047-2630-2