661 in history

661 events chronologically

Jan 27 The Rashidun Caliphate ends with the death of Ali

Born in 661

Feb 12 Princess Ōku a Japanese princess during the Asuka period in Japanese history. She was the daughter of Emperor Temmu and sister of Prince Ōtsu. As a young girl, she witnessed the Jinshin War. According to the Man'yōshū , she became the first Saiō to serve at Ise Grand Shrine. After the death of her brother in 686, she returned from Ise to Yamato to enshrine his remains on Futakami, before a quiet end to her life at age 40
Mar 28 Muawiya II an Umayyad caliph for about four months after the death of his father Yazīd. The empire he inherited was in a state of disarray with Abdullah bin Zubayr claiming to be the true caliph and holding the Hejaz as well as other areas

Died in 661

Feb 17 Finan of Lindisfarne an Irish monk, trained at Iona in Scotland, who became the second Bishop of Lindisfarne from 651 until 661.