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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Pythagoras
(Greek Philosopher, Mathematician and Founder of Pythagoreanism)
Pythagoras
66
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: Samos, Greece
Died: 0495 BC
 2 
Confucius
(Chinese Philosopher and Political Theorist)
Confucius
18
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 
Xerxes I
(King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire from 486 BC to 465 BC)
Xerxes I
19
Birthdate: 0519 AD
Birthplace: Achaemenid Empire
Died: July 31, 0466
 5 
Sun Tzu
(Chinese Military Strategist, Writer and Philosopher)
Sun Tzu
14
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0544 AD
Birthplace: Qi, China
Died: 0496 AD
 6 
Sappho
(Archaic Greek Lyric Poet)
Sappho
4
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0630 AD
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece
Died: 0570 AD
 7 
Aesop
(Greek Fabulist and Storyteller)
Aesop
24
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0620 AD
Birthplace: Delphi, Greece
Died: 0564 AD
 8 
Heraclitus
(Ancient Greek Philosopher)
Heraclitus
1
Birthdate: 0535 BC
Birthplace: Ephesus, Turkey
Died: 0475 BC
 9 
Justinian I
(Byzantine Emperor)
Justinian I
96
Birthdate: 0482 AD
Birthplace: Tauresium, Dardania, then part of Diocese of Dacia (in today's Republic of Macedonia
Died: November 14, 0565
 10 
Darius the Great
(King of Persia)
Darius the Great
6
Birthdate: 0550 BC
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0486
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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
 12 
Solon
(Greek Statesman and Poet Who is Credited With Having Laid the Foundations for Athenian Democracy)
Solon
31
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0630 AD
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0560 AD
 13 
Saint David
(Bishop of Mynyw During the 6th Century)
Saint David
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Caerfai Bay, Wales
Died: March 1, 0589
 14 
Cambyses II
(Pharaoh of Egypt)
Cambyses II
1
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: June 30, 0522
 15 
Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))
Abu Bakr
8
Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 23, 0634
 16 
Brahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)
Brahmagupta
63
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD
 17 
Tomyris
(Ruler)
Tomyris
9
Birthplace: Iran
 18 
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
 19 
Columba
(Irish Abbot and Missionary Evangelist)
Columba
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 0521
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gartan, Donegal, Ireland
Died: June 9, 0597
 20 
Bardiya
(Pharaoh of Egypt)
Bardiya
0
Birthplace: Pasargadae, Iran
Died: 0522 AD
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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
 22 
Theodora
(Empress Consort of the Byzantine Empire from 527 to 548)
Theodora
8
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Paphlagonia
Died: June 28, 0548
 23 
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
 24 
Pindar
(Greek Lyric Poet)
Pindar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0518 AD
Birthplace: Cynoscephalae, Boiotia
Died: 0438 AD
 25 
Benedict of Nursia
(Italian Christian Monk, Writer, Theologian and Founder of Western Christian Monasticism)
Benedict of Nursia
2
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norcia, Italy
Died: March 21, 0547
 26 
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
 27 
Cincinnatus
(Statesman)
Cincinnatus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Roman Kingdom
Died: 0430 BC
 28 
Themistocles
(Military Leader)
Themistocles
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0524 BC
Birthplace: Frearrioi (modern Feriza close to Anavyssos)
Died: 0459 BC
 29 
Zerubbabel
(Governor)
Zerubbabel
3
Listed In: Leaders
Birthplace: Not known
 30 
Harshavardhana
(Indian emperor)
Harshavardhana
5
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Died: 0647 AD
 31 
Theodoric the Great
(King of the Ostrogoths (471–526))
Theodoric the Great
0
Birthdate: 0454 AD
Birthplace: Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Died: August 30, 0526
 32 
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
(A Syrian Monk Who Merged Neoplatonism and Christian Theology in His Treatises)
Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
1
Birthplace: Unknown
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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
 34 
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
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Isidore of Seville
(Spanish Scholar, Theologian, and Archbishop of Seville)
Isidore of Seville
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain
Died: April 4, 0636
 36 
Pope Gregory I
(Bishop of Rome from 590 to 604)
Pope Gregory I
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 12, 0604
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Cambyses I
(King of Persia)
Cambyses I
0
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0559 AD
 38 
Saint Mungo
(Missionary)
Saint Mungo
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0518 AD
Birthplace: Culross, Scotland
Died: January 13, 0614
 39 
Empress Suiko
(Empress of Japan (592 - 628))
Empress Suiko
0
Birthdate: January 3, 0554
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Yamato Japan
Died: April 15, 0628
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Cyrus I
(King)
Cyrus I
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 0649 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 0580 AD
Maximus the Confessor
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0580 AD
Birthplace: Constantinople, Turkey
Died: August 13, 0662
 42 
Tiberius II Constantine
(Was Eastern Roman emperor from 574 to 582)
Tiberius II Constantine
0
Birthdate: 0520 AD
Birthplace: Thrace
Died: August 14, 0582
 43 
Tarquinius Priscus
(Fifth king of Rome)
Tarquinius Priscus
0
Birthplace: Roman
Died: 0578 AD
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Brigid of Kildare
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Birthplace: Site of Battle of Faughart - 1318, Ireland
Died: February 1, 0525
Gorgo, Queen of Sparta
0
Birthdate: 0506 AD
Birthplace: Greece
Rædwald of East Anglia
0
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: United Kingdom
Died: 0624 AD
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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
Brunhilda of Austrasia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0543 AD
Birthplace: Toledo, Spain
Died: 0613 AD
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Aethelberht I
(King of Kent)
Aethelberht I
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Kingdom of Kent
Died: February 24, 0616
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Saint Remigius
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0437 AD
Birthplace: Cerny-en-Laonnois, France
Died: January 13, 0533