|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||530s 540s 550s – 560s – 570s 580s 590s|
|Years:||566 567 568 – 569 – 570 571 572|
|569 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1322|
|Chinese calendar||戊子年 (Earth Rat)
3265 or 3205
— to —
己丑年 (Earth Ox)
3266 or 3206
|- Vikram Samvat||625–626|
|- Shaka Samvat||491–492|
|- Kali Yuga||3670–3671|
|Iranian calendar||53 BP – 52 BP|
|Islamic calendar||55 BH – 54 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1343 before ROC
|Seleucid era||880/881 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1111–1112|
Year 569 (DLXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 569 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.
- Emperor Justin II and his wife Sophia send a relic of the "True Cross" to the Frankish princess Radegund, who has founded a monastery at Poitiers.
- The Garamantian Kingdom (modern Libya) signs a peace treaty with the Byzantine Empire. The capital city of Garama is converted to Christianity.
- September – The Lombards conquer Milan, Pavia (which king Alboin chooses as his new capital) and other cities in the Po Valley (Northern Italy).
- Gisulf I, nephew of Alboin, is appointed as the first duke of Friuli (approximate date).
- The Nubian kingdom of Alodia is converted to Christianity by Byzantine missionaries (according to John of Ephesus).
- John of Ephesus completes his "Biographies of Eastern Saints" (approximate date).
- November 19 – In Poitiers the "Vexilla Regis" is first sung during the Procession.
- Ainmuire mac Sétnai, High King of Ireland
- Al-Harith ibn Jabalah, king of the Ghassanids
- Peter IV, Coptic Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria
- Wu Cheng Di, emperor of Northern Qi (b. 537)
- John of Biclar, Chronicle 3, Chronica Minora 2, p. 212