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

Emperor JimmuEmperor Jimmu
13 February 0712, Japanese
Emperor
Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD, Welsh
Welsh bishop

AesopAesop
0620 BC
Fabulist

Clovis IClovis I
0466 AD, Belgian, French
King of the Salian Franks
HarshavardhanaHarshavardhana
0590 AD, Indian
Indian emperor

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480, Italian
Saint
HeracliusHeraclius
0575 AD, Turkish
Emperor of Byzantine Empire

Pope Gregory IPope Gregory I
0540 AD, Italian
Saint

BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD, Indian
Mathematician and Astronomer

ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC, Greek
Military Leader

BelisariusBelisarius
0500 AD, Bulgarian
Military Commander
ColumbaColumba
07 December 0521, Irish
Abbot

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC, Greek
King

BrendanBrendan
0484 AD, Irish
Saint

PindarPindar
0517 BC, Greek
Poet
Emperor Yang of SuiEmperor Yang of Sui
0569 AD, Chinese
Emperor of China’s Sui dynasty

Rædwald of East AngliaRædwald of East Anglia
0560 AD, British
King
ZarathustraZarathustra
Iranian
Prophet

Darius the GreatDarius the Great
0550 AD, Iranian, Persian
King of Persia

Muhammad(Religious leader)Muhammad(Religious leader)
22 April 0571, Saudi Arabian
Religious leader
Khadīja bint KhuwaylidKhadīja bint Khuwaylid
0555 AD, Saudi Arabian
Muhammad's wife

Brigid of KildareBrigid of Kildare
0451 AD, Irish
Saint
CincinnatusCincinnatus
0519 BC, Ancient Roman
Statesman

IoIo
Greek
Queen

TomyrisTomyris
Iranian
Ruler
Cambyses IICambyses II
0559 BC, Iranian
King

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BoethiusBoethius
0477 AD, Italian
Philosopher
Gorgo, Queen of SpartaGorgo, Queen of Sparta
0506 AD, Greek
Queen

CerdicCerdic
0467 AD, German, Portuguese
King of Wessex

MaiaMaia
Greek
Daughter of Atlas

ZerubbabelZerubbabel
Iranian
Governor
Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD, Spanish
Scholar
VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD, Indian
Astronomer

BardiyaBardiya
Iranian
King

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

CeolCeol
British
King
Pseudo-Dionysius the AreopagitePseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
Ancient Roman
Theologian

Milo of CrotonMilo of Croton
Italian
Wrestler

CleisthenesCleisthenes
0570 BC, Greek
Political figure

ŚuddhodanaŚuddhodana
Indian
King

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

TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet
Amr ibn al-AsAmr ibn al-As
14 February 0585, Saudi Arabian
Military commander

Aethelberht IAethelberht I
0550 AD, British
King of Kent

Brunhilda of AustrasiaBrunhilda of Austrasia
0543 AD, Austrian, Spanish
Queen
Saint MungoSaint Mungo
0518 AD, Scottish
Missionary

AbrahaAbraha
Ethiopian
Army general
GildasGildas
0500 AD, British
Monk

Arnulf of MetzArnulf of Metz
0582 AD, French
Bishop

Empress SuikoEmpress Suiko
0554 AD, Japanese
Monarch

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

PolyxenaPolyxena
Greek
Queen
Maha MayaMaha Maya
Indian, Nepalese
Gautama Buddha's mother

HippasusHippasus
0500 BC, Italian
Philosopher

Aidan of LindisfarneAidan of Lindisfarne
0590 AD, Irish
Saint

Gregory of ToursGregory of Tours
30 November 0538, French
Historian
ClotildeClotilde
0474 AD, French
Princess

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

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

DevadattaDevadatta
Indian
Buddhist Monk
Saint KevinSaint Kevin
0498 AD, Northern Irish
Saint

Hecataeus of MiletusHecataeus of Miletus
0550 AD, Greek
Historian
Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD, French
King

BhartrihariBhartrihari
0570 AD, Indian
Writer

Ceawlin of WessexCeawlin of Wessex
British
King
Chlothar IIChlothar II
0584 AD, French
King

ArionArion
Greek
Poet
PhalarisPhalaris
Italian
Tyrant of Acragas

Gaius Mucius ScaevolaGaius Mucius Scaevola
Ancient Roman
Hero

Chlotar IIChlotar II
0584 AD, French
King

MihirakulaMihirakula
Indian
King
Cyrus ICyrus I
0649 AD, Persian
King
CynricCynric
British
King

ŚāriputraŚāriputra
0568 AD, Indian
Disciple of the Buddha

Saint John ClimacusSaint John Climacus
0579 AD, Syrian
Monk

PerianderPeriander
Greek
Tyrant
EpimenidesEpimenides
Greek
Philosopher

Bertha of KentBertha of Kent
0565 AD, French
Queen

Hasan ibn ThabitHasan ibn Thabit
0563 AD, Saudi Arabian
Poet

Psamtik IIIPsamtik III
Egyptian
King

Pope VigiliusPope Vigilius
0500 AD, Italian
Pope
Saint RemigiusSaint Remigius
0437 AD, French
Writers

Isidore of MiletusIsidore of Miletus
0442 AD, Turkish
Architect
Sophronius of JerusalemSophronius of Jerusalem
0560 AD, Syrian
Writer

ApriesApries
Egyptian
Pharaoh
GundobadGundobad
Ancient Roman
King
FredegundFredegund
0545 AD, French
Queen consort