540s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 510s 520s 530s540s550s 560s 570s
Years: 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549
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This is a list of events occurring in the 540s, ordered by year.

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541[edit]

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544[edit]

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Persia[edit]

  • King Khosrau I unsuccessfully attacks the Byzantine fortress city of Dara. The siege of Edessa is repulsed and the Persians are forced into a stalemate.

Africa[edit]

  • Battle of Cillium: A Byzantine army under Solomon is defeated by the Moors on the border of Numidia. Solomon and his bodyguard are forced to retreat, but are later killed.[12][13]

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  • February – Ly Bi is declared emperor and establish the empire Van Xuân (modern Vietnam). His armies repel attacks from the kingdom of Champa.
  • October – The Liang Dynasty retaliates against Van Xuân and sends an imperial army (120,000 men) under Chen Baxian to re-occupy the region.

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546[edit]

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547[edit]

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548[edit]

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  • Lazic War: King Gubazes II revolts against the Persians and requests for aid from Justinian I. He sends a Byzantine expeditionary force (8,000 men) to Lazica (modern Georgia).
  • Gubazes II besieges the fortress of Petra, located on the Black Sea. The Persian army under Mermeroes defeat a small Byzantine force guarding the mountain passes and relieve Petra.
  • Mermeroes stations a garrison of 3,000 men in the stronghold of Petra and marched to Armenia. The Persians lack of sufficient supplies, securing the supply routes and plunder Lazica.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Herwig Wolfram, History of the Goths (University of California Press), 1990
  2. ^ Rome at War (p. 56). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  3. ^ Graham & 2002 p. 44
  4. ^ "In 1986 I discovered that a series of Irish oaks exhibited their narrowest rings in the immediate vicinity of..".  080205 aryabhata.de
  5. ^ Baillie, M.G.L. (2007). Tree-Rings Indicate Global Environmental Downturns that could have been Caused by Comet Debris, Chap. 5 in Bobrowsky, Peter T. and Hans Rickman (eds.), Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 3-540-32709-6, pp. 105–122.
  6. ^ Highfield, Roger; Robert Uhlig and David Derbyshire (9 Sep 2000). "Comet caused Dark Ages, says tree ring expert". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 6 November 2011. 
  7. ^ a b Frye Ancient Iran
  8. ^ Bury 1923, Volume 2, p. 57–58; Martindale et al. p. 633, 815, 915
  9. ^ Farrokh 2007, p. 235
  10. ^ J.B. Bury, 1923. History of the later Roman Empire, chapter XIX
  11. ^ J. Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium, p. 77
  12. ^ Kazhdan 1991, "Solomon", pp. 1925–1926.
  13. ^ Martindale et al. p. 1175–1176; Bury & 1958 p. 145
  14. ^ Procopius. History. XXV. 26 Vol. IV 261
  15. ^ A Traveller in Rome, H. V. Morton, 2003, Da Capo Press, ISBN 0306811316
  16. ^ Pringle & 1981 p. 202
  17. ^ Pringle & 1981 p. 205-206
  18. ^ Saint of the Day, November 7: Herculanus of Perugia at SaintPatrickDC.org
  19. ^ O'Donnell, James (2008). The Ruin of the Roman Empire. New York: HarperCollins. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-06-078737-0. 
  20. ^ Isidore of Seville, Historia de regibus Gothorum, Vandalorum et Suevorum, chapter 44. Translation by Guido Donini and Gordon B. Ford, Isidore of Seville's History of the Goths, Vandals, and Suevi, second revised edition (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1970), p.21
  21. ^ Martindale et al. p. 381-382
  22. ^ Council of Orléans at the Catholic Encyclopedia