ⓘ 500s (decade)

                                     

ⓘ 500s (decade)

  • Clovis I Chlodowech becomes the first Catholic king of the Franks, uniting all the Frankish tribes under his rule. He controls an immense territory in Gaul modern France, and delivers a major blow for the Church against the Arian heresy.
                                     

1. Births

500

  • Aregund, queen of the Franks approximate date
  • Xie He, Chinese writer and art historian approximate date
  • Clotilde, daughter of Clovis I approximate date
  • Theodora, Byzantine Empress approximate date
  • Octa, king of Kent approximate date
  • Erzhu Shilong, high-official of Northern Wei d. 532
  • Belisarius, Byzantine general approximate date
  • Bhavyaviveka, Indian Madhyamaka scholar approximate date
  • Nonnosus, abbot and saint approximate date
  • David, Welsh bishop approximate date
  • Antalas, Berber tribal leader approximate date
  • Tribonian, Byzantine jurist approximate date
  • Marcouf, missionary and saint approximate date
  • Theudebert I, king of Austrasia or 495
  • Gildas, British cleric approximate date
  • Procopius, Byzantine historian approximate date

501

  • Xiao Tong, crown prince of the Liang Dynasty d. 531
  • Lou Zhaojun, empress dowager of Northern Qi d. 562

502

  • Amalaric, king of the Visigoths d. 531

503

  • October 17 – Ly Nam Dế, first emperor of Vietnam d. 548
  • Chen Baxian, later Emperor Wu of Chen, first emperor of the Chinese Chen dynasty d. 559
  • December 2 – Xiao Gang, later Emperor Jianwen of Liang, emperor of the Chinese Liang dynasty killed 551

505

  • Dorotheus of Gaza, Christian monk and abbot approximate date
  • Dynod Bwr, king of Hen Ogledd approximate date
  • Belisarius, Byzantine general d. 565
  • Varāhamihira, Indian astronomer and mathematician d. 587

506

  • Sanghapala, Mon-Khmer monk d. 518
  • Zhang Yaoer, empress of Chen Dynasty China d. 570
  • Wei Shou, Chinese author d. 572
  • Soga no Iname, leader of the Soga clan d. 570

507

  • John of Ephesus, Armenian bishop approximate date
  • Xiao Zhuang Di, emperor of Northern Wei d. 531
  • Yuwen Tai, general of Western Wei d. 556
  • Wen Di, emperor of Western Wei d. 551

508

  • September 16 – Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang dynasty d. 555
  • Xiao Ji, prince of the Liang dynasty d. 553

509

  • Kinmei, emperor of Japan d. 571
  • Wei Xiaokuan, general of Western Wei d. 580
                                     

2. Deaths

500

  • March 29 – Gwynllyw, Welsh king and religious figure
  • Daui Tenga Uma, king of Connacht Ireland
  • Zu Chongzhi, Chinese mathematician b. 429

501

  • Ravina II, Jewish Talmudist and rabbi
  • Godegisel, king of the Burgundians
  • Dongseong, king of Baekje Korea
  • April 25 – Rusticus, archbishop of Lyon
  • Xiao Baojuan, emperor of Southern Qi b. 483
  • Pan Yunu, concubine of Xiao Baojuan
  • Su Xiaoxiao, Chinese courtesan and poet
  • Fergus Mor, king of Dal Riata Scotland

502

  • Vakhtang I of Iberia, Georgian king approximate date
  • Genevieve, patron saint of Paris approximate date
  • He Di, Chinese emperor of Southern Qi b. 488
  • Narsai, Syrian poet and theologian approximate date

503

  • Ernakh, king of the Huns

504

  • Muyal Jol, ruler of Copan

505

  • Eugenius, bishop of Carthage
  • John I, Coptic Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria

506

  • Peter, Roman usurper in Spain
  • Buretsu, emperor of Japan

507

  • Domangart Reti, king of Dal Riata modern Scotland
  • Alaric II, king of the Visigoths
  • Yu, empress of Northern Wei b. 488
  • Aprus, bishop of Toul

508

  • Yujiulu Futu, ruler khan of the Rouran Mongolia
  • Natanleod, king of Wales
  • Yuan Xie, prince of the Northern Wei Dynasty
  • Geraint, king of Dumnonia approximate date

509

  • Sigobert the Lame, king of the Ripuarian Franks
  • Chlodoric, king of the Ripuarian Franks