|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||550s 560s 570s – 580s – 590s 600s 610s|
|Years:||577 578 579 – 580 – 581 582 583|
|580 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1333|
|Chinese calendar||己亥年 (Earth Pig)
3276 or 3216
— to —
庚子年 (Metal Rat)
3277 or 3217
|- Vikram Samvat||636–637|
|- Shaka Samvat||502–503|
|- Kali Yuga||3681–3682|
|Iranian calendar||42 BP – 41 BP|
|Islamic calendar||43 BH – 42 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1332 before ROC
|Seleucid era||891/892 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1122–1123|
Year 580 (DLXXX) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 580 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.
- The Roman Senate sends an embassy to Constantinople with a gift (3,000 pounds of gold) to emperor Tiberius II Constantine, along with a plea for help against the Lombards.
- The Slavs begin to migrate into the Balkan Peninsula. The Avars under king (khagan) Bayan I invade the Lower Danube (modern Bulgaria).
- Siege of Sirmium: The Avars march to the right bank of the River Sava and besiege the Byzantine stronghold of Sirmium (Pannonia).
- The Lombards drive the last Ostrogoths across the Alps (Northern Italy). During the "Rule of the Dukes" the Lombards adopt Roman titles, names, and traditions.
- King Liuvigild calls for an Arian synod in Toledo (central Spain), which modified several doctrines; he tries to unify the Christians within the Visigothic Kingdom.
- The Northern Zhou Dynasty, strategically based in the basin of the Wei River, is supreme in Northern China. In the south only the Chen Dynasty remain a rival.
- The Chinese city of Ye (Henan) is razed to the ground by Yang Jian, future founder of the Sui Dynasty, who defeats a resistance force under Yuchi Jiong.
- Gregory of Tours is brought before a council of bishops on charges of slandering the Frankish queen Fredegund (approximate date).
- Abdel Rahman ibn Awf, companion of Muhammad
- Bilal ibn Rabah al-Habashi, companion of Muhammad
- Cadfan ap Iago, king of Gwynedd (approximate date)
- Clemen ap Bledric, king of Dumnonia (approximate date)
- Dayi Daoxin, Chán Buddhist patriarch (d. 651)
- Didier of Cahors, Frankish bishop (approximate date)
- Fabia Eudokia, Byzantine empress (approximate date)
- Livinus, Irish apostle (approximate date)
- Maximus the Confessor, monk and theologian (d. 662)
- Pepin the Elder, Frankish Mayor of the Palace (d. 640)
- Umm Salama, wife of Muhammad (approximate date)
- Wei Zheng, chancellor of the Tang Dynasty (d. 643)
- Audovera, wife of Chilperic I (approximate date)
- Bacurius III, king of Iberia (Georgia)
- Eormenric, king of Kent (approximate date)
- Galam Cennalath, king of the Picts
- Gao Anagong, high official of Northern Qi
- Martin of Braga, missionary and archbishop
- Wei Xiaokuan, general of Western Wei (b. 509)
- Xuan Di, emperor of Northern Zhou (b. 559)
- Yuchi Jiong, general of Northern Zhou
- "The New Cambridge Medieval History: c. 500–c. 700" by Paul Fouracre and Rosamond McKitterick (p. 8)
- Imperial Chinese Armies (p. 24). C.J. Peers, 1995. ISBN 978-1-85532-514-2