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.
Gautama BuddhaGautama Buddha
0563 BC, Nepalese
Founder of Buddhism
Cyrus the GreatCyrus the Great
0590 BC, Iranian
Founder of First Persian Empire

Abu BakrAbu Bakr
27 October 0573, Saudi Arabian
Companion of Muhammad

Justinian IJustinian I
0482 AD, Macedonian
Byzantine Emperor

AesopAesop
0620 BC
Fabulist

Clovis IClovis I
0466 AD, Belgian, French
King of the Salian Franks
HeracliusHeraclius
0575 AD, Turkish
Emperor of Byzantine Empire

Emperor JimmuEmperor Jimmu
13 February 0712, Japanese
Emperor

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD, Italian
Saint
Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480, Italian
Saint

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC, Greek
Military Leader
BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD, Indian
Mathematician and Astronomer

BelisariusBelisarius
0500 AD, Bulgarian
Military Commander

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC, Greek
King

ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521, Irish
Abbot

BrendanBrendan
0484 AD, Irish
Saint
PindarPindar
0517 BC, Greek
Poet

Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD, Welsh
Welsh bishop

Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD, Chinese
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty

HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD, Indian
Indian emperor
Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
14 November 1917, South Korean
Former President of South Korea

BoethiusBoethius
0477 AD, Italian
Philosopher
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD, Spanish
Saint

Brigid of KildareBrigid of Kildare
0451 AD, Irish
Saint

BardiyaBardiya
Iranian
King
Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585, Saudi Arabian
Military commander

Milo of CrotonMilo of Croton
Italian
Wrestler
AbrahaAbraha
Ethiopian
Army general

Pseudo-Dionysius the AreopagitePseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Ancient Roman
Theologian

DevadattaDevadatta
Indian
Buddhist Monk
CerdicCerdic
0467 AD, German, Portuguese
King of Wessex

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Khosrow IKhosrow I
0501 AD, Iranian
King
TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet

Brunhilda of AustrasiaBrunhilda of Austrasia
0543 AD, Austrian, Spanish
Queen

Maximus the ConfessorMaximus the Confessor
0580 AD, Georgian, Turkish
Monk

Arnulf of MetzArnulf of Metz
0582 AD, French
Bishop
GildasGildas
0500 AD, British
Monk
Gregory of ToursGregory of Tours
30 November 0538, French
Historian

Aidan of LindisfarneAidan of Lindisfarne
0590 AD, Irish
Saint

Empress SuikoEmpress Suiko
0554 AD, Japanese
Monarch

ClotildeClotilde
0474 AD, French
Princess
ColumbanusColumbanus
0540 AD, Irish
Missionary

Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
0550 AD, Greek
Historian

Ceawlin of WessexCeawlin of Wessex
British
King

Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD, French
King

ArionArion
Greek
Poet
EpimenidesEpimenides
Greek
Philosopher

Cyrus ICyrus I
0649 AD, Persian
King
VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD, Indian
Astronomer

Pope SilveriusPope Silverius
Italian
Saint

CynricCynric
British
King
Pope Agapetus IPope Agapetus I
0000 AD, Italian
Pope

DamasciusDamascius
0458 AD, Syrian
Greek philosopher
ApriesApries
Egyptian
Pharaoh

Saint RemigiusSaint Remigius
0437 AD, French
Writers

Pope SymmachusPope Symmachus
0460 AD, Italian
Pope

DharmakirtiDharmakirti
Indian
Philosopher

Pope John IIPope John II
0470 AD, Italian
Pope
Ida of BerniciaIda of Bernicia
British
King of Bernicia

FredegundFredegund
0545 AD, French
Queen consort

John PhiloponusJohn Philoponus
0490 AD, Egyptian
Author

Cosmas IndicopleustesCosmas Indicopleustes
Egyptian
Merchant
Pope Honorius IPope Honorius I
0585 AD, Italian
Pope

Pope Boniface IIPope Boniface II
Italian
Pope
GundobadGundobad
Ancient Roman
King

Germain of ParisGermain of Paris
0490 AD, French
Saint

Alyattes of LydiaAlyattes of Lydia
0620 AD, Turkish
King
Pope Felix IVPope Felix IV
Italian
Pope

Pope VitalianPope Vitalian
21 September 0580, Italian
Pope
MellitusMellitus
Italian
Bishop

ExekiasExekias
0550 AD, Greek
Greek artist

Hormizd IVHormizd IV
0540 AD, Iraqi
King
ZhiyiZhiyi
16 February 0538, Chinese
Buddhist monk

Pope Boniface IIIPope Boniface III
0540 AD, Italian
Pope
Áedán mac GabráinÁedán mac Gabráin
Scottish
King of Dál Riata

Hesychius of AlexandriaHesychius of Alexandria
Greek
Grammarian

Saint GallSaint Gall
0550 AD, Irish
Saint

Pope Pelagius IIPope Pelagius II
0520 AD, Italian
Pope
Venantius FortunatusVenantius Fortunatus
0530 AD, Italian
Poet
IbycusIbycus
Greek, Italian
Lyric poet

DemaratusDemaratus
Greek
King

CorinnaCorinna
Greek
Poet

HarpagusHarpagus
Median general
Caesarius of ArlesCaesarius of Arles
0470 AD, French
Saint

DignāgaDignāga
0480 AD, Indian
Scholar

AmalaricAmalaric
0502 AD, Ancient Roman
King

Sabbas the SanctifiedSabbas the Sanctified
0439 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint

HermenegildHermenegild
0564 AD, Spanish
Visigoth prince
CynegilsCynegils
0575 AD, British
King

HaribhadraHaribhadra
0459 AD, Indian
Indian author
John of EphesusJohn of Ephesus
0507 AD, Turkish
Historian

James Hamilton, 3rd Earl of ArranJames Hamilton, 3rd Earl of Arran
1537 AD, Scottish
Political leader
TribonianTribonian
0485 AD, Romanian
Jurist
AneirinAneirin
0525 AD, Scottish, Welsh
Poet