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.

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 1 
Pythagoras
(Philosopher and Mathematician)

Pythagoras
42
Birthdate: 0570 BC
Birthplace: SSamos, Greece
Died: 0495 BC

 2 
Confucius
(Philosopher)

Confucius
12
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 
Gautama Buddha
(Founder of Buddhism)

Gautama Buddha
46
Birthdate: 0563 BC
Birthplace: Lumbini Province, Nepal
Died: 0483 BC

 5 
Xerxes I
(King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire (486-465))

Xerxes I
12
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Achaemenid Empire
Died: July 31, 0466

 6 
Sun Tzu
(Chinese Military Strategist, Writer and Philosopher)

Sun Tzu
10
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0544 AD
Birthplace: Qi, China
Died: 0496 AD

 7 
Abu Bakr
(1st Caliph of the Rashidun Caliphate (632-634))

Abu Bakr
5
Birthdate: October 27, 0573
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: August 23, 0634
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 8 
Sappho
(Poet)

Sappho
2
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0630 BC
Birthplace: Lesbos, Greece
Died: 0570 BC

 9 
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

 10 
Heraclitus
(Philosopher)

Heraclitus
0
Birthdate: 0535 BC
Birthplace: Ephesus, Turkey
Died: 0475 BC

 11 
Justinian I
(Byzantine Emperor)

Justinian I
17
Birthdate: 0482 AD
Birthplace: Tauresium, Dardania, then part of Diocese of Dacia (in today's Republic of Macedonia
Died: November 14, 0565

 12 
Aesop
(Fabulist)

Aesop
16
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0620 BC
Birthplace: Delphi, Greece
Died: 0564 BC

 13 
Darius the Great
(King of Persia)

Darius the Great
3
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 0550 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: September 30, 0487

 14 
Brahmagupta
(Mathematician and Astronomer)

Brahmagupta
41
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0598 AD
Birthplace: Bhinmal
Died: 0670 AD

 15 
Solon
(Statesman)

Solon
30
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0630 BC
Birthplace: Athens, Greece
Died: 0560 BC

 16 

Pope Gregory I
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0540 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: March 12, 0604

 17 
Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
(Muhammad's wife)

Khadīja bint Khuwaylid
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0555 AD
Birthplace: Saudi Arabia
Died: November 22, 0619

 18 
Harshavardhana
(Indian emperor)

Harshavardhana
3
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Died: 0647 AD

 19 
Saint David
(Bishop)

Saint David
3
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Caerfai Bay, Wales
Died: March 1, 0589

 20 
Uthman
(Caliph)

Uthman
2
Birthdate: 0576 AD
Birthplace: Taif, Saudi Arabia
Died: June 17, 0656

 21 

Cambyses II
0
Birthdate: 0559 BC
Birthplace: Unknown
Died: June 30, 0522

 22 

Benedict of Nursia
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: March 3, 0480
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Norcia, Italy
Died: March 21, 0547

 23 
Columba
(Abbot)

Columba
1
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: December 7, 0521
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Gartan, Donegal, Ireland
Died: June 9, 0597

 24 
Tomyris
(Ruler)

Tomyris
5
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Iran

 25 
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

 26 
Bardiya
(King)

Bardiya
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Pasargadae, Iran
Died: 0522 AD

 27 
Pindar
(Poet)

Pindar
0
Listed In: Writers
Birthdate: 0518 BC
Birthplace: Cynoscephalae, Boiotia
Died: 0438 BC

 28 

Brigid of Kildare
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0451 AD
Birthplace: Site of Battle of Faughart - 1318, Ireland
Died: February 1, 0525

 29 
Theodora
(Empress consort of the Byzantine Empire (527-48))

Theodora
3
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Paphlagonia
Died: June 28, 0548

 30 
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

Pseudo-Dionysius the Areopagite
0
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Unknown

 32 
Zerubbabel
(Governor)

Zerubbabel
2
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0000 AD
Birthplace: Not known

 33 
Theodoric the Great
(King of the Ostrogoths (471–526))

Theodoric the Great
0
Birthdate: 0454 AD
Birthplace: Petronell-Carnuntum, Austria
Died: August 30, 0526

 34 

Isidore of Seville
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0560 AD
Birthplace: Cartagena, Spain
Died: April 4, 0636

 35 
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

 36 
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

 37 
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

 38 
Themistocles
(Military Leader)

Themistocles
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0524 BC
Birthplace: Frearrioi (modern Feriza close to Anavyssos)
Died: 0459 BC

 39 

Cambyses I
0
Birthdate: 0600 BC
Birthplace: Anshan, Iran
Died: 0559 BC

 40 
Amr ibn al-As
(Military commander)

Amr ibn al-As
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: February 14, 0585
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Died: January 6, 0664

 41 
Varahamihira
(Astronomer)

Varahamihira
0
Listed In: Scientists
Birthdate: 0505 AD
Birthplace: Avanti Region, Malwa, India
Died: 0587 AD

Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius
0
Birthdate: 0477 AD
Birthplace: Rome, Italy
Died: October 23, 0524

 43 
Heraclius
(Emperor of Byzantine Empire)

Heraclius
1
Birthdate: 0575 AD
Birthplace: Cappadocia, present-day Turkey
Died: February 11, 0641

 44 

Romulus Augustus
0
Birthdate: 0465 AD
Birthplace: Pannonia, Austria
Died: 0511 AD

 45 
Cincinnatus
(Statesman)

Cincinnatus
0
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0519 BC
Birthplace: Roman Kingdom
Died: 0430 BC

 46 
Cyrus I
(King)

Cyrus I
0
Listed In: Emperors & Kings
Birthdate: 0649 AD
Birthplace: Iran
Died: 0580 AD

 47 
Belisarius
(Military Commander)

Belisarius
1
Listed In: Leaders
Birthdate: 0500 AD
Birthplace: Sapareva Banya, Bulgaria
Died: February 29, 0565

 48 
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

Aidan of Lindisfarne
0
Listed In: Miscellaneous
Birthdate: 0590 AD
Birthplace: Ireland
Died: August 31, 0651