- August 11 - Germanus is translated from the bishopric of Cyzicus to the Patriarch of Constantinople
- Umayyad caliph al-Walid I ibn Abd al-Malik succeeded by Sulayman ibn Abd al-Malik
- End of the reign of Empress Gemmei of Japan, she is succeeded by Empress Gensho.
- Gregory II elected pope (or 716)
- Saint Boniface sets out on a missionary expedition to the Frisians