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

 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
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 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 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

 6 Sappho

Sappho
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Listed In: Writers
Famous As: Poet
Birthdate: 0630 BC
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece
Died: 0570 BC

 7 Darius the Great

Darius the Great
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Famous As: King of Persia
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0487
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 8 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

 9 Brahmagupta

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

 10 Khadīja bint Khuwaylid

Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Muhammad's wife
Birthdate: 0555 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: November 22, 0619

 11 Clovis I

Clovis I
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Famous As: First king of the Franks to unite all of the Frankish tribes under one ruler.
Birthdate: 0466 AD
Birthplace: Tournai (present-day Belgium)
Died: November 27, 0511

 12 Belisarius

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

 13 Uthman

Uthman
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Famous As: Caliph
Birthdate: 0576 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 17, 0656

 14 Heraclius

Heraclius
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Famous As: Emperor of Byzantine Empire
Birthdate: 0575 AD
Birthplace: Cappadocia, present-day Turkey
Died: February 11, 0641

 15 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

 16 Harshavardhana

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

 17 Pope Gregory I

Pope Gregory I
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Pope
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 12, 0604

 18 Cincinnatus

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

 19 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

 20 Io

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

 21 Maia

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

 22 Tomyris

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

 23 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

 24 Cambyses II

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

 25 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

 26 Brendan

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

 27 Varahamihira

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

 28 Gorgo, Queen of Sparta

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

 29 Zerubbabel

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

 30 Isidore of Seville

Isidore of Seville
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Scholar
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain
Died: April 4, 0636

 31 Cerdic

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

 32 Salman the Persian

Salman the Persian
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military officer
Birthdate: 0568 AD
Birthplace: Jay, Persia
Died: 0653 AD

 33 Bardiya

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

 34 Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite

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

 35 Khosrow I

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

 36 Abraha

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

 37 Rædwald of East Anglia

Rædwald of East Anglia
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Famous As: King
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 0624 AD

 38 Cleisthenes

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

 39 Śuddhodana

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

 40 Saint David

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

 41 Columbanus

Columbanus
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Missionary
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Leinster, Ireland
Died: January 1, 0615

 42 Milo of Croton

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

 43 Taishi Shōtoku

Taishi Shōtoku
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Listed In: Leaders
Famous As: Regent and Politician
Birthdate: February 7, 0574
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Yamato, Japan
Died: April 8, 0622

 44 Taliesin

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

 45 Amr ibn al-As

Amr ibn al-As
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Military commander
Birthdate: February 14, 0585
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 6, 0664

 46 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

 47 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

 48 Brunhilda of Austrasia

Brunhilda of Austrasia
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Listed In: Miscellaneous
Famous As: Queen
Birthdate: 0543 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 0613 AD

 49 Phalaris

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

 50 Chlothar I

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