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This article is about the year 598. For the number, see 598 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 560s  570s  580s  – 590s –  600s  610s  620s
Years: 595 596 597598599 600 601
598 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
598 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 598
Ab urbe condita 1351
Armenian calendar 47
Assyrian calendar 5348
Bengali calendar 5
Berber calendar 1548
Buddhist calendar 1142
Burmese calendar −40
Byzantine calendar 6106–6107
Chinese calendar 丁巳(Fire Snake)
3294 or 3234
    — to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
3295 or 3235
Coptic calendar 314–315
Discordian calendar 1764
Ethiopian calendar 590–591
Hebrew calendar 4358–4359
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 654–655
 - Shaka Samvat 519–520
 - Kali Yuga 3698–3699
Holocene calendar 10598
Iranian calendar 24 BP – 23 BP
Islamic calendar 25 BH – 24 BH
Javanese calendar 487–488
Julian calendar 598
Korean calendar 2931
Minguo calendar 1314 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −870
Seleucid era 909/910 AG
Thai solar calendar 1140–1141
Admiral Gang Yi-sik of Goguryeo (Korea)

Year 598 (DXCVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 598 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.


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Byzantine Empire[edit]




  • August 4Goguryeo War: Emperor Wéndi orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the rainy season, with a Chinese army (300,000 men).
  • The Chinese fleet engage in battle against the Goguryeo fleet (50,000 men) under admiral Gang Yi-sik, and is destroyed in the Bohai Sea. During the invasion the Sui forces are all defeated and Yang Liang is forced to retreat.
  • King Yeongyang sends an embassy to Daxing, Wéndi accepts a peace agreement with Goguryeo. He claims a hollow victory, as the Sui Dynasty lost nearly 90% of his army and navy during the disastrous campaign.

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  1. ^ a b Whitby (1998), p. 162
  2. ^ Pohl (2002), p. 154
  3. ^ Whitby (1998), p. 163