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This article is about the year 601. For the number, see 601 (number). For other uses, see 601 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 6th century7th century8th century
Decades: 570s  580s  590s  – 600s –  610s  620s  630s
Years: 598 599 600601602 603 604
601 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
601 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 601
Ab urbe condita 1354
Armenian calendar 50
Assyrian calendar 5351
Bengali calendar 8
Berber calendar 1551
Buddhist calendar 1145
Burmese calendar −37
Byzantine calendar 6109–6110
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
3297 or 3237
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3298 or 3238
Coptic calendar 317–318
Discordian calendar 1767
Ethiopian calendar 593–594
Hebrew calendar 4361–4362
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 657–658
 - Shaka Samvat 523–524
 - Kali Yuga 3702–3703
Holocene calendar 10601
Iranian calendar 21 BP – 20 BP
Islamic calendar 22 BH – 21 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2934
Minguo calendar 1311 before ROC
Seleucid era 912/913 AG
Thai solar calendar 1143–1144
King Liuva II (583–603)

Year 601 (DCI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 601 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Food production increases in northern and Western Europe as a result of agricultural technology introduced by the Slavs, who have employ a lightweight plow with a knife blade (coulter), that cuts deep into the soil at grassroots level, together with a shaped board, or "moldboard", that moves the cut soil to one side.





  1. ^ Roger Collins, "Visigothic Spain 409–711", (Blackwell Publishing,2004, p.73
  2. ^ Ann Christys, "Christians in Al-Andalus, 711–1000", p. 37 (Curzon Press, 2002). ISBN 0-7007-1564-9