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- Caliph Abd al -Malik built at the site of the First and Second Temple on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem Dome of the Rock. He leads the dinar as currency in his kingdom.
- Empress Wu Zetian rises Buddhism in China as the state religion.
- At the top of Venice takes a 697 for the first time elected by the nobility and clergy Dux (later Doge ) as mayor the leadership of the city state. The first holder of the office is Paolo Lucio Anafesto.
- 692: on the Trullo Synod of the Eastern Orthodox canon is fixed.