Famous People Of The 6th Century

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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 
Pythagoras
(Philosopher and Mathematician)
Pythagoras
60
Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: SSamos, Greece
Died: 0495 BC
 2 
Confucius
(Philosopher)
Confucius
15
Birthdate: 0551 BC
Birthplace: Lu, Shandong, China
Died: April 11, 0479
 3 
Cyrus the Great
(Founder of First Persian Empire)
Cyrus the Great
4
Birthdate: 0590 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0530 BC
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 4 
Gautama Buddha
(Founder of Buddhism)
Gautama Buddha
50
Birthdate: 0563 BC
Birthplace: Lumbini Province, Nepal
Died: 0483 BC
 5 
Xerxes I
(King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire (486-465))
Xerxes I
14
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Achaemenid Empire
Died: July 31, 0466
 6 
Sun Tzu
(Chinese Military Strategist, Writer and Philosopher)
Sun Tzu
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0544 AD
Birthplace: Qi, China
Died: 0496 AD
 7 
Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))
Abu Bakr
6
Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 23, 0634
 8 
Sappho
(Archaic Greek Lyric Poet)
Sappho
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0630 AD
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece
Died: 0570 AD
 9 
Heraclitus
(Philosopher)
Heraclitus
1
Birthdate: 0535 BC
Birthplace: Ephesus, Turkey
Died: 0475 BC
 10 
Muhammad(Religious leader)
(Religious leader)
Muhammad(Religious leader)
8
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: April 22, 0571
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mecca
Died: June 8, 0632
 11 
Aesop
(Fabulist)
Aesop
23
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0620 BC
Birthplace: Delphi, Greece
Died: 0564 BC
 12 
Darius the Great
(King of Persia)
Darius the Great
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0487
 13 
Justinian I
(Byzantine Emperor)
Justinian I
23
Birthdate: 0482 AD
Birthplace: Tauresium, Dardania, then part of Diocese of Dacia (in today's Republic of Macedonia
Died: November 14, 0565
 14 
Brahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)
Brahmagupta
58
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD
 15 
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
(First Wife of Muhammad ibn Abdullah)
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0555 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: November 22, 0619
 16 
Solon
(Statesman)
Solon
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0630 BC
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0560 BC
 17 
Pope Gregory I
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 12, 0604
 18 
Saint David
(Bishop)
Saint David
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Caerfai Bay, Wales
Died: March 1, 0589
 19 
Harshavardhana
(Indian emperor)
Harshavardhana
5
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Died: 0647 AD
 20 
Cambyses II
0
Birthdate: 0559 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: June 30, 0522
 21 
Benedict of Nursia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norcia, Italy
Died: March 21, 0547
 22 
Tomyris
(Ruler)
Tomyris
6
Birthplace: Iran
 23 
Columba
(Abbot)
Columba
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 0521
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gartan, Donegal, Ireland
Died: June 9, 0597
 24 
Uthman
(The Third Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate and the Son-in-Law of Prophet Muhammad)
Uthman
3
Birthdate: 0576 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 17, 0656
 25 
Bardiya
(King)
Bardiya
0
Birthplace: Pasargadae, Iran
Died: 0522 AD
 26 
Park-Chung-hee
(Former President of South Korea)
Park-Chung-hee
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: November 14, 1917
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Gumi, South Korea
Died: October 26, 1979
 27 
Themistocles
(Military Leader)
Themistocles
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0524 BC
Birthplace: Frearrioi (modern Feriza close to Anavyssos)
Died: 0459 BC
 28 
Brigid of Kildare
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Birthplace: Site of Battle of Faughart - 1318, Ireland
Died: February 1, 0525
 29 
Zerubbabel
(Governor)
Zerubbabel
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Not known
 30 
Pindar
(Poet)
Pindar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0518 BC
Birthplace: Cynoscephalae, Boiotia
Died: 0438 BC
 31 
Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
(Chief of Banu Hashim clan of Quraysh)
Abu Talib ibn ‘Abdu’l-Muttalib
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0535 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0619 AD
 32 
Theodora
(Empress consort of the Byzantine Empire (527-48))
Theodora
3
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Paphlagonia
Died: June 28, 0548
 33 
Khosrow I
(Sasanian King of Kings of Iran from 531 to 579)
Khosrow I
1
Birthdate: 0501 AD
Birthplace: Ardestan, Iran
Died: January 31, 0579
 34 
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
(A Syrian Monk Who Merged Neoplatonism and Christian Theology in His Treatises)
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
0
Birthplace: Unknown
 35 
Theodoric the Great
(King of the Ostrogoths (471–526))
Theodoric the Great
0
Birthdate: 0454 AD
Birthplace: Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Died: August 30, 0526
 36 
Isidore of Seville
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain
Died: April 4, 0636
 37 
Khosrau II
(considered to be the last great Sasanian king (shah) of Iran, ruling from 590 to 628, with an interruption of one year)
Khosrau II
0
Birthdate: 0570 AD
Birthplace: Ctesiphon, Iraq
Died: February 28, 0628
 38 
Emperor Yang of Sui
(Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty)
Emperor Yang of Sui
2
Birthdate: 0569 AD
Birthplace: Daxing District, Beijing, China
Died: April 11, 0618
 39 
Cambyses I
0
Birthdate: 0600 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0559 BC
 40 
Amr ibn al-As
(Arab Commander Who Helped Conquer Egypt in 7th Century)
Amr ibn al-As
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 0585
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 6, 0664
Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
0
Birthdate: 0477 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 23, 0524
 42 
Cyrus I
(King)
Cyrus I
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 0649 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 0580 AD
 43 
Romulus Augustus
0
Birthdate: 0465 AD
Birthplace: Pannonia, Austria
Died: 0511 AD
 44 
Cincinnatus
(Statesman)
Cincinnatus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Roman Kingdom
Died: 0430 BC
Maximus the Confessor
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 13, 0662
 46 
Empress Suiko
(Empress of Japan (592 - 628))
Empress Suiko
0
Birthdate: January 3, 0554
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yamato Japan
Died: April 15, 0628
 47 
Varāhamihira
(6th Century Indian Astrologer, Astronomer and Polymath)
Varāhamihira
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0505 AD
Birthplace: Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, India
Died: 0587 AD
 48 
Taishi Shōtoku
(Regent and Politician)
Taishi Shōtoku
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: February 7, 0574
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yamato, Japan
Died: April 8, 0622
 49 
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
(A Distant Kinsman and Leading Opponent Turned Companion of Muhammad, the Prophet of Islam)
Abu Sufyan ibn Harb
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0565 AD
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: 0623 AD
Brunhilda of Austrasia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0543 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 0613 AD