500s (decade)
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500s Decade

The 500s decade ran from January 1, 500, to December 31, 509.

Events

500

By place

Byzantine Empire


Europe
Africa
Asia
Mesoamerica
  • Tikal is founded (approximate date).
  • Uxmal is founded (approximate date).

By topic

Religion

501

By place

Britannia
Europe
Asia
Mesoamerica

By topic

Medicine
Religion
  • Pope Symmachus, accused of various crimes by secular authorities who support an ecclesiastical opponent, asserts that the secular ruler has no jurisdiction over him. A synod held in 502 will confirm that view.

502

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
China

By topic

Arts and sciences
  • The Persian philosopher Mazdak declares private property to be the source of all evil.
Literature
Religion

503

Byzantine Empire

Palestine

Europe

504

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Mesoamerica
  • A major expansion of Copán's ceremonial center, the Acropolis complex, is undertaken by B'alam Nehn (Waterlily Jaguar), the seventh ruler (ajaw) of the southeastern Maya city (approximate date).

By topic

Religion

505

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe

506

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe

By topic

Religion

507

By place

Eastern Roman Empire
Europe
Asia
Mesoamerica

508

By place

Byzantine Empire
Britannia
Europe

509

By place

Europe
  • Clovis I (Chlodowech) becomes the first Catholic king of the Franks, uniting all the Frankish tribes under his rule. He controls an immense territory in Gaul (modern France), and delivers a major blow for the Church against the Arian heresy.

Significant people

Births

Deaths

  • Romulus Augustulus. Western Roman emperor. He had been deposed in 476, and spend the rest of his life in retirement. Last mentioned alive in 507, by which time he was probably the last surviving Western Roman emperor. The Western Roman Empire itself had largely ended as a political entity in the 470s and 480s.

References

  1. ^ Gregory of Tours, History, 2.32
  2. ^ Peter Heather, The Goths (Oxford: Blackwell, 1996), p. 231
  3. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ Gregory of Tours, History, 2.33
  5. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, p. 62
  7. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, p. 63
  8. ^ Greatrex & Lieu 2002, pp. 69-71
  9. ^ John Binns, Ascetics and ambassadors of Christ: the monasteries of Palestine, 314-631. p.113; Frank R. Trombley, J. W. Watt, The chronicle of pseudo-Joshua the Stylite (the margin) p.108; Cyril of Scythopolis, Life of John the Hesychast, p.211. 15-20
  10. ^ Priscus. Excerpta de legationibus. Ed. S. de Boor. Berolini, 1903, p. 586
  11. ^ Greatrex, Geoffrey; Lieu, Samuel N. C., eds. (2002). The Roman Eastern Frontier and the Persian Wars: a narrative sourcebook. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. p. 74.
  12. ^ Collins, Roger (2004). Visigothic Spain, 409-711. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing. p. 35. ISBN 0-631-18185-7.
  13. ^ Richards, Jeffrey (1979). The Popes and the Papacy in the Early Middle Ages. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul. ISBN 0710000987.
  14. ^ Davies, Raymond, ed. (1989). The Book of Pontiffs (Liber Pontificalis): the ancient biographies of the first ninety Roman bishops to AD 715. Liverpool University Press. ISBN 0853232164.
  15. ^ Essential Histories, Rome at War AD 293-696 (p. 52). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  16. ^ Cohen, Roger. "Return to Bamiyan", The New York Times, October 29, 2007. Accessed October 29, 2007.
  17. ^ Pryor & Jeffreys 2006, p. 13
  18. ^ "Hampshire County Council". Archived from the original on March 13, 2012. Retrieved 2012.
  19. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.

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