690 in history

690 events chronologically

Oct 16 Empress Wu Zetian ascends to the throne of the Tang dynasty and proclaims herself ruler of the Chinese Empire

Died in 690

Jan 12 Benedict Biscop an Anglo-Saxon abbot and founder of Monkwearmouth-Jarrow Priory and was considered a saint after his death.
Sep 19 Theodore of Tarsus the eighth Archbishop of Canterbury, best known for his reform of the English Church and establishment of a school in Canterbury.