Famous People Of The 6th Century

The 6th century was a very significant one from the point of view of the scientific community. It was during this era that the great Indian mathematician-astronomer Aryabhata discovered the concept of zero. The founder of Chan Buddhism, Bodhidharma, also lived during this period. The century was significant to the development of Islam as Mohammad, the Final Prophet of Islam, was born in 570. Welsh poet Taliesin, Benedict of Nursia, and Augustine of Canterbury were other important people who lived in this period. Check out this section to know more about the famous people of the 6th century.

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 1 Gautama Buddha

Gautama Buddha.
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Famous As: Founder of Buddhism
Birthdate: 0563 BC
Birthplace: Lumbini, Nepal
Died: 0483 BC

 2 Cyrus the Great

Cyrus the Great.
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Famous As: Founder of First Persian Empire
Birthdate: 0590 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0530 BC
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 3 Abu Bakr

Abu Bakr.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Companion of Muhammad
Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: August 23, 0634

 4 Justinian I

Justinian I.
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Famous As: Byzantine Emperor
Birthdate: 0482 AD
Birthplace: Tauresium, Dardania, then part of Diocese of Dacia (in today's Republic of Macedonia
Died: November 14, 0565

 5 Darius the Great

Darius the Great.
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Famous As: King of Persia
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0487

 6 Muhammad(Religious leader)

Muhammad(Religious leader)
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Religious leader
Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632

 7 Park-Chung-hee

Park-Chung-hee.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Former President of South Korea
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26, 1979
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 8 Cincinnatus

Cincinnatus
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Statesman
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Roman Kingdom
Died: 0430 BC

 9 Clovis I

Clovis I.
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Famous As: King of the Salian Franks
Birthdate: 0466 AD
Birthplace: Tournai (present-day Belgium)
Died: November 27, 0511

 10 Harshavardhana

Harshavardhana.
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Famous As: Indian emperor
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Died: 0647 AD

 11 Benedict of Nursia

Benedict of Nursia.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: March 2, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norcia, Umbria, Kingdom of Odoacer, Italy
Died: March 21, 0547

 12 Themistocles

Themistocles.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Leader
Birthdate: 0524 BC
Birthplace: Frearrioi (modern Feriza close to Anavyssos)
Died: 0459 BC

 13 Brahmagupta

Brahmagupta.
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Mathematician and Astronomer
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD

 14 Belisarius

Belisarius.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Military Commander
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria
Died: February 29, 0565

 15 Tomyris

Tomyris
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Famous As: Ruler
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iran

 16 Columba

Columba.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Abbot
Birthdate: December 7, 0521
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gartan, Donegal, Ireland
Died: June 9, 0597

 17 Io

Io
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 18 Gorgo, Queen of Sparta

Gorgo, Queen of Sparta
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0506 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 19 Cambyses II

Cambyses II
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0559 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: June 30, 0522

 20 Maia

Maia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Daughter of Atlas
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 21 Zerubbabel

Zerubbabel
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Governor
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known

 22 Brigid of Kildare

Brigid of Kildare
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Birthplace: Site of Battle of Faughart - 1318, Ireland
Died: February 1, 0525

 23 Varahamihira

Varahamihira
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Listed In: Scientists
Famous As: Astronomer
Birthdate: 0505 AD
Birthplace: Avanti Region, Malwa, India
Died: 0587 AD

 24 Cerdic

Cerdic
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Famous As: King of Wessex
Birthdate: 0467 AD
Birthplace: Germany
Died: 0534 AD

 25 Brendan

Brendan.
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Saint
Birthdate: 0484 AD
Birthplace: Fenit, Ireland
Died: 0577 AD

 26 Bardiya

Bardiya
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pasargadae, Iran
Died: 0522 AD

 27 Milo of Croton

Milo of Croton
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Listed In: Sportspersons
Famous As: Wrestler
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Crotone, Italy

 28 Śuddhodana

Śuddhodana
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kapilavastu, Shakya

 29 Saint David

Saint David.
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Welsh bishop
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Pembrokeshire
Died: March 1, 0589

 30 Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
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Famous As: Theologian
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 31 Khosrow I

Khosrow I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0501 AD
Birthplace: Ardestan, Iran
Died: January 31, 0579

 32 Taliesin

Taliesin
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0534 AD
Birthplace: Powys
Died: 0599 AD

 33 Abraha

Abraha
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Army general
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Aksum, Ethiopia
Died: 0570 AD

 34 Emperor Yang of Sui

Emperor Yang of Sui.
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Famous As: Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty
Birthdate: 0569 AD
Birthplace: Daxing District, Beijing, China
Died: April 11, 0618

 35 Gildas

Gildas
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Strathclyde
Died: January 29, 0570

 36 Maximus the Confessor

Maximus the Confessor
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Monk
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 13, 0662

 37 Ceol

Ceol
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: unknown
Died: 0597 AD

 38 Cleisthenes

Cleisthenes
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Listed In: Lawyers & Judges
Famous As: Political figure
Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: Athens, Greece

 39 Polyxena

Polyxena
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Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece

 40 Maha Maya

Maha Maya
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Famous As: Gautama Buddha's mother
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Devdaha Municipality, Nepal
Died: 0563 AD

 41 Devadatta

Devadatta
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Buddhist Monk
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: India

 42 Chlothar I

Chlothar I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0497 AD
Birthplace: Soissons, France
Died: November 29, 0561

 43 Cambyses I

Cambyses I
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0600 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0559 BC

 44 Clotilde

Clotilde
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Princess
Birthdate: 0474 AD
Birthplace: Lyon, France
Died: 0545 AD

 45 Mihirakula

Mihirakula
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: 0533 AD

 46 Gregory of Tours

Gregory of Tours
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Famous As: Historian
Birthdate: November 30, 0538
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Auvergne, France
Died: November 1, 0594

 47 Hippasus

Hippasus
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Famous As: Philosopher
Birthdate: 0500 BC
Birthplace: Metapontum, Italy
Died: 0450 BC

 48 Imru' al-Qais

Imru' al-Qais
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0501 AD
Birthplace: Najd, Oman
Died: 0544 AD

 49 Phalaris

Phalaris
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Famous As: Tyrant of Acragas
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Italy
Died: 0554 AD

 50 Arion

Arion
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Listed In: Singers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Greece