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The world at the beginning of the 6th century AD.
Eastern Hemisphere at the end of the 6th century AD.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century · 6th century · 7th century
Decades: 500s 510s 520s 530s 540s
550s 560s 570s 580s 590s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 6th century is the period from 501 to 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era. In the West this century marks the end of Classical Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

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Overview

Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire late in the previous century, Europe fractured into many small Germanic Kingdoms, which competed fiercely for land and wealth. From this upheaval the Franks rose to prominence, and carved out a sizeable domain encompassing much of modern France and Germany. Meanwhile, the surviving Eastern Roman Empire began to expand under the emperor Justinian, who eventually recaptured North Africa from the Vandals, and attempted to fully recover Italy as well in the hope of re-establishing Roman control over the lands once ruled by the Western Roman Empire. Following Justinian's death, most of his gains were lost.

During its second Golden Age, the Sassanid Empire reached the peak of its power under Khosrau I in the 6th century. [1] The classical Gupta Empire of Northern India, largely overrun by the Huna, ended in the mid-6th century. In Japan, the Kofun period gave way to the Asuka period. After being divided for more than 150 years into the Southern and Northern Dynasties, China was reunited under the Sui Dynasty toward the end of the 6th century. The Three Kingdoms of Korea persisted throughout the 6th century. The Göktürks became a major power in Central Asia after defeating the Rouran.

In the Americas, Teotihuacan began to decline in the 6th century after having reached its zenith between AD 150 and 450. Classic Period of the Maya civilization in Central America.

Events

This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

References

  1. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.

Decades and years

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File:The world in 500
The world at the beginning of the 6th century AD.
Millennium: [[1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium|1Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: millennium]]
Centuries: [[5Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|5Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]Template:· [[7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century|7Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst: century]]
Decades: 500s 510s 520s 530s 540s
550s 560s 570s 580s 590s
Categories: [[:Category:6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century births|Births]] – [[:Category:6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century deaths|Deaths]]
[[:Category:6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century establishments|Establishments]] – [[:Category:6Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:Template:Safesubst:-century disestablishments|Disestablishments]]

The 6th century is the period from 501 to 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era. In the West this century marks the end of Classical Antiquity and the beginning of the Middle Ages.

Contents

Overview

Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire late in the previous century, Europe fractured into many small Germanic Kingdoms, which competed fiercely for land and wealth. From this upheaval the Franks rose to prominence, and carved out a sizeable domain encompassing much of modern France and Germany. Meanwhile, the surviving Eastern Roman Empire began to expand under the emperor Justinian, who eventually recaptured North Africa from the Vandals, and attempted to fully recover Italy as well in the hope of re-establishing Roman control over the lands once ruled by the Western Roman Empire. Following Justinian's death, most of his gains were lost.

During its second Golden Age, the Sassanid Empire reached the peak of its power under Khosrau I in the 6th century.[1] The classical Gupta Empire of Northern India, largely overrun by the Huna, ended in the mid-6th century. In Japan, the Kofun period gave way to the Asuka period. After being divided for more than 150 years into the Southern and Northern Dynasties, China was reunited under the Sui Dynasty toward the end of the 6th century. The Three Kingdoms of Korea persisted throughout the 6th century. The Göktürks became a major power in Central Asia after defeating the Rouran.

In the Americas, Teotihuacan began to decline in the 6th century after having reached its zenith between AD 150 and 450. Classic Period of the Maya civilization in Central America.

Events

File:Buddhist Stela Northern Wei
This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

References

  1. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.

Decades and years


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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century · 6th century · 7th century
Decades: 500s 510s 520s 530s 540s
550s 560s 570s 580s 590s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
Establishments – Disestablishments

The 6th century is the period from 501 to 600 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. This century is widely considered to mark the end of Classical Antiquity and the beginning of the Dark Ages.

Contents

Overview

Map of the world in AD 500

Following the collapse of the Western Roman Empire late in the previous century, Europe fractured into many small Germanic Kingdoms, which competed constantly for land and wealth. From this upheaval the Franks finally became, and carved out a sizeable domain encompassing much of modern France and Germany. Meanwhile, the surviving Eastern Roman Empire began to expand under the emperor Justinian, who eventually recaptured North Africa from the Vandals, and attempted to fully recover Italy as well in the hope of re-establishing Roman control over the lands once ruled by the Western Roman Empire. Following Justinian's death, most of his gains were lost. The Sassanid Empire reached the peak of its power under Khosrau I in the 6th century. [1]

Events

This Buddhist stela from China, Northern Wei period, was built in the early 6th century.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

References

  1. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.
  2. ^ Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.

Decades and years

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Simple English

Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century
Decades: 500s 510s 520s 530s 540s 550s 560s 570s 580s 590s


The 6th century is the century from 501 to 600.

Decades and years

Note: the 6th century officially started in 501.

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