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

Emperor JimmuEmperor Jimmu
13 February 0712, Japanese
Emperor

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

Benedict of NursiaBenedict of Nursia
02 March 0480, Italian
Saint

Saint DavidSaint David
0500 AD, Welsh
Welsh bishop
BrahmaguptaBrahmagupta
0598 AD, Indian
Mathematician and Astronomer

HeracliusHeraclius
0575 AD, Turkish
Emperor of Byzantine Empire
ThemistoclesThemistocles
0524 BC, Greek
Military Leader

BelisariusBelisarius
0500 AD, Bulgarian
Military Commander

CroesusCroesus
0595 BC, Greek
King

PindarPindar
0517 BC, Greek
Poet

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

BoethiusBoethius
0477 AD, Italian
Philosopher

Isidore of SevilleIsidore of Seville
0560 AD, Spanish
Saint
CerdicCerdic
0467 AD, German, Portuguese
King of Wessex

TaliesinTaliesin
0534 AD, British
Poet
Khosrow IKhosrow I
0501 AD, Iranian
King

Empress SuikoEmpress Suiko
0554 AD, Japanese
Monarch

Aidan of LindisfarneAidan of Lindisfarne
0590 AD, Irish
Saint
Chlothar IChlothar I
0497 AD, French
King

Ceawlin of WessexCeawlin of Wessex
British
King
VarahamihiraVarahamihira
0505 AD, Indian
Astronomer

Sabbas the SanctifiedSabbas the Sanctified
0439 AD, Syrian, Turkish
Saint

DignāgaDignāga
0480 AD, Indian
Scholar
GundobadGundobad
Ancient Roman
King

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Caesarius of ArlesCaesarius of Arles
0470 AD, French
Saint
Ida of BerniciaIda of Bernicia
British
King of Bernicia

MellitusMellitus
Italian
Bishop

TribonianTribonian
0485 AD, Romanian
Jurist

AmalaricAmalaric
0502 AD, Ancient Roman
King
Soga no UmakoSoga no Umako
0551 AD, Japanese
Political figure
LeovigildLeovigild
0519 AD, Spanish
King of Hispania

BhartrihariBhartrihari
0570 AD, Indian
Writer

Saint KevinSaint Kevin
0498 AD, Northern Irish
Saint

CeolCeol
British
King
Chlotar IIChlotar II
0584 AD, French
King

Saint Fulgentius of RuspeSaint Fulgentius of Ruspe
0460 AD, Ancient Roman
Saint

Muhammad ibn ‘AbdullāhMuhammad ibn ‘Abdullāh
0571 AD, Pakistani
 

Muhammad(Religious leader)Muhammad(Religious leader)
22 April 0571, Saudi Arabian
Religious leader