500s (decade)

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500

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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Britannia[edit]
Europe[edit]
Africa[edit]
Asia[edit]
Mesoamerica[edit]
  • Tikal is founded (approximate date).
  • Uxmal is founded (approximate date).

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Religion[edit]

501


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Britannia[edit]
Europe[edit]
Asia[edit]
Mesoamerica[edit]

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Medicine[edit]
Religion[edit]
  • Pope Symmachus, accused of various crimes by secular authorities who support an ecclesiastical opponent, asserts that the secular ruler has no jurisdiction over him. A synod held in 502 will confirm that view.


502

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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Europe[edit]
China[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]
  • The Persian philosopher Mazdak declares private property to be the source of all evil.
Literature[edit]
Religion[edit]

503


Byzantine Empire[edit]

Palestine[edit]

Europe[edit]


504

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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Europe[edit]
Mesoamerica[edit]
  • A major expansion of Copán's ceremonial center, the Acropolis complex, is undertaken by B'alam Nehn (Waterlily Jaguar), the seventh ruler (ajaw) of the southeastern Maya city (approximate date).

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Religion[edit]

505


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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Europe[edit]


506


By place[edit]

Byzantine Empire[edit]
Europe[edit]

By topic[edit]

Religion[edit]

507


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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Europe[edit]
Asia[edit]
Mesoamerica[edit]


508


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Byzantine Empire[edit]
Britannia[edit]
Europe[edit]


509


By place[edit]

Europe[edit]
  • 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.


Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

Deaths[edit]

  • Romulus Augustulus. Western Roman emperor. He had been deposed in 476, and spend the rest of his life in retirement. Last mentioned alive in 507, by which time he was probably the last surviving Western Roman emperor. The Western Roman Empire itself had largely ended as a political entity in the 470s and 480s.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gregory of Tours, History, 2.32
  2. ^ Peter Heather, The Goths (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996), p. 231
  3. ^ Gregory of Tours, History, 2.33
  4. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, p. 62
  5. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, p. 63
  6. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, pp. 69–71
  7. ^ John Binns, Ascetics and ambassadors of Christ: the monasteries of Palestine, 314-631. p.113; Frank R. Trombley, J. W. Watt, The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua (the margain) p.108; Cyril of Scythopolis, Life of John the Hesychast, p.211. 15-20
  8. ^ Priscus. Excerpta de legationibus. Ed. S. de Boor. Berolini, 1903, p. 586
  9. ^ Greatrex, Geoffrey; Lieu, Samuel N. C., eds. (2002). The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars: a narrative sourcebook. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 74. 
  10. ^ Collins, Roger (2004). Visigothic Spain, 409–711. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 0-631-18185-7. 
  11. ^ Richards, Jeffrey (1979). The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. ISBN 0710000987. 
  12. ^ Davies, Raymond, ed. (1989). The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis): the ancient biographies of the first ninety Roman bishops to AD 715. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853232164. 
  13. ^ Essential Histories, Rome at War AD 293–696 (p. 52). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  14. ^ Cohen, Roger. "Return to Bamiyan", The New York Times, October 29, 2007. Accessed October 29, 2007.
  15. ^ Pryor & Jeffreys 2006, p. 13
  16. ^ Hampshire County Council
  17. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.