|570 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1323|
|Balinese saka calendar||491–492|
|Chinese calendar||己丑年 (Earth Ox)|
3266 or 3206
— to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
3267 or 3207
|- Vikram Samvat||626–627|
|- Shaka Samvat||491–492|
|- Kali Yuga||3670–3671|
|Iranian calendar||52 BP – 51 BP|
|Islamic calendar||54 BH – 53 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1342 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||881/882 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1112–1113|
696 or 315 or −457
— to —
697 or 316 or −456
Year 570 (DLXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 570 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.
- Battle of Gwen Ystrad: A British alliance is forged between the kingdoms of Strathclyde, Bryneich and Elmet (approximate date).
- Spoleto becomes the capital of an independent duchy, under the Lombard chieftain Faroald (approximate date).
- Leutfred becomes duke of Alemannia (modern Germany).
- Ctesiphon, capital of the Sassanid Empire, becomes the largest city in the world, taking the lead from Constantinople, capital of the Byzantine Empire.
- Muhammad, Islamic prophet, is born in Mecca (today's Saudi Arabia). His father Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib dies a few months before his birth, so he and his mother Aminah bint Wahb are protected by Muhammad's paternal grandfather, Abdul Muttalib who is recognized as the leading figure in his tribe the Quraysh.
- Abraha, Christian ruler of coastal Yemen, who was acting as a general for the Christian kingdom in Abyssinia, begins a military expedition in Arabia against the predominantly pagan Quraysh of Mecca, known as the Year of the Elephant.
- A limestone statue of Boddhisattva is created in Henan (approximate date).
- The first mention is made of the Spear of Destiny (approximate date).
- The Jews of Clermont-Ferrand are forced to convert to Christianity.
- Year of the Elephant, according to Islamic tradition.
- Ammar ibn Yasir, companion of Muhammad and Ali ibn Abi Talib (d. 657)
- Chen Yuan, crown prince of the Chen Dynasty (approximate date)
- Childebert II, king of Austrasia (d. 595)
- Gao Heng, emperor of Northern Qi (d. 577)
- Imerius of Immertal, Swiss monk (approximate date)
- Li Dashi, Chinese official and historian (d. 628)
- Muhammad, founder of Islam (d. 632) (approximate date)
- Namri Songtsen, king of Tibet (approximate date)
- Pei Ji, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 629)
- Pybba, king of Mercia (approximate date)
- Rigunth, daughter of Chilperic I (d. 585)
- Theodelinda, queen of the Lombards (d. 628)
- January 15 – Íte of Killeedy, Irish nun
- Abdullah ibn Abd al-Muttalib, father of Muhammad (b. 545)
- Abraha, an Aksumite army general, Islamic tradition places his death immediately after his expedition to the Hejaz
- Antonina, wife of Belisarius (approximate date)
- Armel, Breton prince and bishop (approximate date)
- Fei Di, emperor of the Chen Dynasty
- Gildas, British cleric (approximate date)
- John Philoponus, Aristotelian commentator (b. 490)
- Soga no Iname, leader of the Soga clan
- Zhang Yao'er, empress dowager of the Chen Dynasty (b. 506)
- ^ Geography at about.com
- ^ David Nicolle, Essential Histories: "The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750". The birth of Islam and the unifying of Arabia (2009), page 19.
- ^ Walter W Müller, "Outline of the History of Ancient Southern Arabia"in Werner Daum (education) Yemen: "3000 Years of Art and Civilization in Arabia Felix" (1987)