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Millennium: 1st millennium
600 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar600
Ab urbe condita1353
Armenian calendar49
Assyrian calendar5350
Balinese saka calendar521–522
Bengali calendar7
Berber calendar1550
Buddhist calendar1144
Burmese calendar−38
Byzantine calendar6108–6109
Chinese calendar己未年 (Earth Goat)
3297 or 3090
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3298 or 3091
Coptic calendar316–317
Discordian calendar1766
Ethiopian calendar592–593
Hebrew calendar4360–4361
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat656–657
 - Shaka Samvat521–522
 - Kali Yuga3700–3701
Holocene calendar10600
Iranian calendar22 BP – 21 BP
Islamic calendar23 BH – 22 BH
Japanese calendarN/A
Javanese calendar489–490
Julian calendar600
Korean calendar2933
Minguo calendar1312 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−868
Seleucid era911/912 AG
Thai solar calendar1142–1143
Tibetan calendar阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
726 or 345 or −427
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
727 or 346 or −426
Eastern hemisphere (600 AD)
Byzantine Empire (600 AD)

600 (DC) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 600 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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  • The first of the Japanese embassies to Imperial China is sent (approximate date).[citation needed]
  • The Persians begin to use windmills for irrigation (approximate date).
  • Namri Songtsen becomes the new king of Tibet (approximate date).
  • Chaturanga is played in its current form in India (approximate date).
  • Yangdi, a Sui emperor, extends the Grand Canal. He reportedly assumes power by poisoning his father. Ma Shu-mou, aka Mahu, was one of the canal overseers and was said to have eaten a steamed 2-year-old child each day he worked on the canal. On completion the canal extended for 1,100 miles. 5.5 million people were pressed into service to complete the 1,550 mile canal.
  • Quill pens, made from the outer feathers of crows and other large birds, became popular. The first books are printed in China.
  • The oldest inscription in Mon language dated from 600 AD. later found at Wat Phorang, Thailand.
  • Mu becomes king of the Korean kingdom of Baekje.[7]

Meso- and South America[edit]

Pacific Ocean[edit]

By topic[edit]

Arts and sciences[edit]



  • The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people (approximate date).




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