550 To 599
c - Avars in Russia.
jul 10 - Origin of Armenian calendar.
oct 01 - Teja, king of Ostrogoten, dies in battle.
may 05 - 2nd Council of Constantinople 5th Ecumenical council opens.
aug 14 - Ravenna becomes seat of Byzantines milt governor in Italy.
feb 21 - Maximianus van Ravenna, bishop (Basilica S Stefano), dies.
apr 16 - Pelagius I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
mar 03 - Pelagius I, Italian Pope (547-51, 556-61), dies.
jul 17 - John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I.
c - England The Dal Riadan Scots.
c - England King Ethelbert of Kent reigns.
aug 22 - St Columba reported seeing monster in Loch Ness.
c - England Death of Gildas.
jun 28 - Alboin, king of Longobarden, probably poisoned by his wife.
aug 20 - Gregory of Tours selected bishop of Tours.0140442138
jun 02 - Benedict I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
nov 26 - Pelagius II begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
aug 26 - Chinese invents toilet paper.
aug 30 - Mohammed, Arabic prophet/founder (Islam), is born.
apr 28 - War between Lydia & Media ended by solar eclipse.
oct 23 - Burgundy king Guntram opens synod of Mcon (Mastico).
aug 13 - Radegundis, daughter of Thrings king Berthar/saint, dies.
nov 28 - Treaty of Andelot: King Guntram takes cousin Childebert II as heir.
sep 03 - St Gregory I begins his reign as Catholic Pope.
x - Japan The near-mythical Shotoku acts as regent to his aunt, the empress Suiko, and completely refashions the government, marking him as perhaps Japan's first statesman. u.622
mar 28 - Guntram, French king in Burgundy, dies at about 67.
nov 17 - Gregorius van Tours, Frankisch bishop of Tours, dies.
x - Indian mathematicians use decimal system
x - England Pope Gregory I sends a group of missionaries under a monk named Augustine to Kent, where King Ethelbert had married Bertha d.c.612, a Christian Frankish princess.Soon after, Ethelbert was baptized, Augustine became the first archbishop of Canterbury, and the southern kingdoms became Christian.
x - England Saint Augustine arrives at Canterbury.
x - Saint Columbus settles in Iona.
dec 25 - England adopts Julian calendar.
jul 16 - Monulphus, bishop of Tongeren-Maastricht St Servaaskerk, dies.
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