Centuries: 8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC
Events and Trends
- 697 BC - Death of Zhou huan wang, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 696 BC - Zhou zhuang wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 692 BC - Tirhakah, the last pharaoh of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, ascends the throne of Egypt (approximate date)
- 691 BC - King Sennacherib of Assyria defeats king Humban-nimena of Elam in the Battle of Halule.