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

Park-Chung-heePark-Chung-hee
14 November 1917, South Korean
Former President of South Korea

AesopAesop
0620 BC
Fabulist
Clovis IClovis I
0466 AD, Belgian, French
King of the Salian Franks

HeracliusHeraclius
0575 AD, Turkish
Emperor of Byzantine Empire

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD, Italian
Saint
Emperor JimmuEmperor Jimmu
13 February 0712, Japanese
Emperor

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480, Italian
Saint
BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD, Indian
Mathematician and Astronomer

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC, Greek
Military Leader

HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD, Indian
Indian emperor

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

Muhammad ibn ‘AbdullāhMuhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh
0571 AD, Pakistani
 
Muhammad(Religious leader)Muhammad(Religious leader)
22 April 0571, Saudi Arabian
Religious leader

SunziSunzi
0544 AD, Chinese
Chinese strategist

ZarathustraZarathustra
Iranian
Prophet
Khadīja bint KhuwaylidKhadīja bint Khuwaylid
0555 AD, Saudi Arabian
Muhammad's wife

Darius the GreatDarius the Great
0550 AD, Iranian, Persian
King of Persia
Thales of MiletusThales of Miletus
0626 AD, Turkish
Philosopher

TomyrisTomyris
Iranian
Ruler

CincinnatusCincinnatus
0519 BC, Ancient Roman
Statesman
BoethiusBoethius
0477 AD, Italian
Philosopher

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Cambyses IICambyses II
0559 BC, Iranian
King
CerdicCerdic
0467 AD, German, Portuguese
King of Wessex

ZerubbabelZerubbabel
Iranian
Governor

Brigid of KildareBrigid of Kildare
0451 AD, Irish
Saint

Saint Augustine of CanterburySaint Augustine of Canterbury
Italian, British
Monk
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD, Spanish
Scholar
VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD, Indian
Astronomer

CeolCeol
British
King

BardiyaBardiya
Iranian
King

Pseudo-Dionysius the AreopagitePseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Ancient Roman
Theologian
CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC, Greek
Political figure

Milo of CrotonMilo of Croton
Italian
Wrestler

ZechariahZechariah
Prophet

Salman the PersianSalman the Persian
0568 AD, Iranian
Companion of Muḥammad

ŚuddhodanaŚuddhodana
Indian
King
Rædwald of East AngliaRædwald of East Anglia
0560 AD, British
King

Khosrow IKhosrow I
0501 AD, Iranian
King
Taishi ShōtokuTaishi Shōtoku
07 February 0574, Japanese
Regent and Politician

TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet

AbrahaAbraha
Ethiopian
Army general
Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585, Saudi Arabian
Military commander

Brunhilda of AustrasiaBrunhilda of Austrasia
0543 AD, Austrian, Spanish
Queen
Aristides The JustAristides The Just
0530 AD, Greek
Statesman

ColumbanusColumbanus
0540 AD, Irish
Missionary

Arnulf of MetzArnulf of Metz
0582 AD, French
Bishop

GildasGildas
0500 AD, British
Monk

YangdiYangdi
0569 AD, Chinese
Emperor
Gregory of ToursGregory of Tours
30 November 0538, French
Historian

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

HippasusHippasus
0500 BC, Italian
Philosopher

PerianderPeriander
Greek
Tyrant
Aidan of LindisfarneAidan of Lindisfarne
0590 AD, Irish
Saint

Aethelberht IAethelberht I
0550 AD, British
King of Kent
Empress SuikoEmpress Suiko
0554 AD, Japanese
Monarch

Maha MayaMaha Maya
Indian, Nepalese
Gautama Buddha's mother

ClotildeClotilde
0474 AD, French
Princess
Saint MungoSaint Mungo
0518 AD, Scottish
Missionary

Cambyses ICambyses I
0600 BC, Iranian
King
Saint KevinSaint Kevin
0498 AD, Northern Irish
Saint

Imru' al-QaisImru' al-Qais
0501 AD, Omani
Poet

Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD, French
King
DevadattaDevadatta
Indian
Buddhist Monk

PhalarisPhalaris
Italian
Tyrant of Acragas
Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
0550 AD, Greek
Historian

Ceawlin of WessexCeawlin of Wessex
British
King

ArionArion
Greek
Poet

Isidore of MiletusIsidore of Miletus
0442 AD, Turkish
Architect
BhartrihariBhartrihari
0570 AD, Indian
Writer
Gaius Mucius ScaevolaGaius Mucius Scaevola
Ancient Roman
Hero

Hasan ibn ThabitHasan ibn Thabit
0563 AD, Saudi Arabian
Poet

CynricCynric
British
King

ŚāriputraŚāriputra
0568 AD, Indian
Disciple of the Buddha
Chlotar IIChlotar II
0584 AD, French
King

Saint RemigiusSaint Remigius
0437 AD, French
Writers

Cyrus ICyrus I
0649 AD, Persian
King

MihirakulaMihirakula
Indian
King

EpimenidesEpimenides
Greek
Philosopher
ExekiasExekias
0550 AD, Greek
Greek artist

Pope VigiliusPope Vigilius
0500 AD, Italian
Pope
Psamtik IIIPsamtik III
Egyptian
King

Sabbas the SanctifiedSabbas the Sanctified
0439 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint
ApriesApries
Egyptian
Pharaoh
Pope Agapetus IPope Agapetus I
0000 AD, Italian
Pope