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

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

Emperor JimmuEmperor Jimmu
13 February 0712, Japanese
Emperor

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

BelisariusBelisarius
0500 AD, Bulgarian
Military Commander
BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD, Indian
Mathematician and Astronomer

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC, Greek
Military Leader

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

UmarUmar
0584 AD, Saudi Arabian
Rashidun
Darius the GreatDarius the Great
0550 AD, Iranian, Persian
King of Persia

Thales of MiletusThales of Miletus
0626 AD, Turkish
Philosopher

ZerubbabelZerubbabel
Iranian
Governor
BoethiusBoethius
0477 AD, Italian
Philosopher

Cambyses IICambyses II
0559 BC, Iranian
King
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD, Spanish
Scholar

Brigid of KildareBrigid of Kildare
0451 AD, Irish
Saint

Rædwald of East AngliaRædwald of East Anglia
0560 AD, British
King
Salman the PersianSalman the Persian
0568 AD, Iranian
Companion of Muḥammad

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BardiyaBardiya
Iranian
King
Milo of CrotonMilo of Croton
Italian
Wrestler

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

CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC, Greek
Political figure

TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet
Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585, Saudi Arabian
Military commander
Khosrow IKhosrow I
0501 AD, Iranian
King

AbrahaAbraha
Ethiopian
Army general

DevadattaDevadatta
Indian
Buddhist Monk

CerdicCerdic
0467 AD, German, Portuguese
King of Wessex
Arnulf of MetzArnulf of Metz
0582 AD, French
Bishop

Aidan of LindisfarneAidan of Lindisfarne
0590 AD, Irish
Saint

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

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

GildasGildas
0500 AD, British
Monk
Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
0550 AD, Greek
Historian

HippasusHippasus
0500 BC, Italian
Philosopher
Gregory of ToursGregory of Tours
30 November 0538, French
Historian

Saint MungoSaint Mungo
0518 AD, Scottish
Missionary

Empress SuikoEmpress Suiko
0554 AD, Japanese
Monarch
ClotildeClotilde
0474 AD, French
Princess

ColumbanusColumbanus
0540 AD, Irish
Missionary
Cambyses ICambyses I
0600 BC, Iranian
King

Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD, French
King

ŚāriputraŚāriputra
0568 AD, Indian
Disciple of the Buddha

ArionArion
Greek
Poet

Ceawlin of WessexCeawlin of Wessex
British
King
MihirakulaMihirakula
Indian
King

PhalarisPhalaris
Italian
Tyrant of Acragas

EpimenidesEpimenides
Greek
Philosopher

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

Gaius Mucius ScaevolaGaius Mucius Scaevola
Ancient Roman
Hero
ApriesApries
Egyptian
Pharaoh

Psamtik IIIPsamtik III
Egyptian
King

Pope Honorius IPope Honorius I
0585 AD, Italian
Pope
Saint RemigiusSaint Remigius
0437 AD, French
Writers

PerianderPeriander
Greek
Tyrant
John PhiloponusJohn Philoponus
0490 AD, Egyptian
Author

Pope Agapetus IPope Agapetus I
0000 AD, Italian
Pope

Pope VigiliusPope Vigilius
0500 AD, Italian
Pope
CincinnatusCincinnatus
0519 BC, Ancient Roman
Statesman

FredegundFredegund
0545 AD, French
Queen consort
Pope SilveriusPope Silverius
Italian
Saint

Pope SymmachusPope Symmachus
0460 AD, Italian
Pope

Germain of ParisGermain of Paris
0490 AD, French
Saint

DharmakirtiDharmakirti
Indian
Philosopher
CynricCynric
British
King
RadegundRadegund
0520 AD, German
Queen

Bahram ChobinBahram Chobin
Persian
General

Hasan ibn ThabitHasan ibn Thabit
0563 AD, Saudi Arabian
Poet

Theognis of MegaraTheognis of Megara
0570 AD, Greek
Poet
Pope John IIPope John II
0470 AD, Italian
Pope

DamasciusDamascius
0458 AD, Syrian
Greek philosopher

Hormizd IVHormizd IV
0540 AD, Iraqi
King

StesichorusStesichorus
0630 AD, Italian
Poet

Sophronius of JerusalemSophronius of Jerusalem
0560 AD, Syrian
Writer
Alyattes of LydiaAlyattes of Lydia
0620 AD, Turkish
King

Cosmas IndicopleustesCosmas Indicopleustes
Egyptian
Merchant
Pope Felix IVPope Felix IV
Italian
Pope

Pope VitalianPope Vitalian
21 September 0580, Italian
Pope
GundobadGundobad
Ancient Roman
King
Pope Benedict IPope Benedict I
Italian
Pope