|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||540s 550s 560s – 570s – 580s 590s 600s|
|Years:||573 574 575 – 576 – 577 578 579|
|576 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1329|
|Chinese calendar||乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3272 or 3212
— to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
3273 or 3213
|- Vikram Samvat||632–633|
|- Shaka Samvat||498–499|
|- Kali Yuga||3677–3678|
|Iranian calendar||46 BP – 45 BP|
|Islamic calendar||47 BH – 46 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1336 before ROC
|Seleucid era||887/888 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1118–1119|
Year 576 (DLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 576 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.
- Byzantine–Sassanid War: A Persian army under king Khosrau I break through the Caucasus into Anatolia (modern Turkey). They attack the cities Theodosiopolis and Caesarea but are thwarted. Khosrau is forced to retreat and manages to sack Sebasteia. On the way home, he is intercepted by an Byzantine force under Justinian (magister militum of the East) and severely defeated near Melitene. The royal baggage is captured and many Persians are drowned when escaping across the Euphrates.
- Baduarius, son-in-law of the Byzantine emperor Justin II, is sent to Italy to resist the Lombard conquest. He leads an aborted counter-assault against the Lombards and dies soon after.
- The Visigoths under king Liuvigild establish the capital of their kingdom in Toledo, located in central Spain (approximate date).
- The Göktürks under Tardu cross the Cimmerian Bosporus into the Crimea and besiege the city of Panticapaeum (Ukraine).
- Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, friend of Muhammad (approximate date)
- Gao Shilian, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 647)
- Rome at War AD 293–696 (p. 60). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
- Martindale, Jones & Morris 1992, p. 164