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540s

The 540s decade ran from January 1, 540, to December 31, 549.

Events

540

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Byzantine Empire
Europe
Persia
Africa
Asia

By topic

Religion
World

541

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Persia
Asia

By topic

Religion

542

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe

By topic

Religion
Literature

543

By place

Europe
Africa
Persia
Asia

By topic

Learning
Religion

544

By place

Byzantine Empire
Persia
Africa
  • Battle of Cillium: A Byzantine army under Solomon is defeated by the Moors on the border of Numidia. Solomon and his bodyguard are forced to retreat and are later killed.[16][17]
Asia
  • February – Lý Bí is declared emperor and establishes the empire Van Xuân (modern Vietnam). His armies repel attacks from the kingdom of Champa.
  • October – The Liang dynasty retaliates against Van Xuân, and sends an imperial army (120,000 men) under Chen Baxian to re-occupy the region.

By topic

Religion

545

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Asia
Persia

By topic

Religion

546

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Americas

By topic

Religion

547

By place

Europe
Britain
Africa
Asia

By topic

Religion

548

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Persia
  • Lazic War: King Gubazes II revolts against the Persians, and requests aid from Justinian I. He sends a Byzantine expeditionary force (8,000 men) to Lazica (modern Georgia).
  • Gubazes II besieges the fortress of Petra, located on the Black Sea. The Persian army under Mermeroes defeats a small Byzantine force guarding the mountain passes, and relieves Petra.
  • Mermeroes stations a garrison of 3,000 men in the stronghold of Petra, and marches to Armenia. The Persians, lacking sufficient supplies, secure the supply routes and plunder Lazica.
Africa
Asia

By topic

Commerce
Religion

549

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Persia
Asia

By topic

Religion

Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Herwig Wolfram, History of the Goths (University of California Press), 1990
  2. ^ Rome at War (p. 56). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  3. ^ Graham, 2002 & p. 44
  4. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "In 1986 I discovered that a series of Irish oaks exhibited their narrowest rings in the immediate vicinity of." 080205 aryabhata.de
  6. ^ Baillie, M.G.L. (2007). Tree-Rings Indicate Global Environmental Downturns that could have been Caused by Comet Debris, Chap. 5 in Bobrowsky, Peter T. and Hans Rickman (eds.), Comet/Asteroid Impacts and Human Society: An Interdisciplinary Approach, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. ISBN 3-540-32709-6, pp. 105-122.
  7. ^ Highfield, Roger; Robert Uhlig and David Derbyshire (9 Sep 2000). "Comet caused Dark Ages, says tree ring expert". Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 2011.
  8. ^ "El Chichon eruption implicated in Mayan upheaval - BBC News". BBC News. Retrieved .
  9. ^ a b Frye Ancient Iran
  10. ^ Bury 1923, Volume 2, p. 57-58; Martindale et al.
  11. ^ Farrokh 2007, p. 235
  12. ^ J.B. Bury, 1923. History of the later Roman Empire, chapter XIX
  13. ^ Bury (1923). Vol. II, Chapter XIX, p. 231-233.
  14. ^ Bauer, Susan Wise (2010). The History of the Medieval World: "From the Conversion of Constantine to the First Crusade". ISBN 978-0-393-05975-5 p. 231.
  15. ^ J. Norwich, A Short History of Byzantium, p. 77
  16. ^ Kazhdan 1991, "Solomon", pp. 1925-1926.
  17. ^ Martindale et al.; Bury, 1958 & p. 145
  18. ^ Procopius. History. XXV. 26 Vol. IV 261
  19. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ Morton, H. V. (2003). A Traveller in Rome. Da Capo Press. ISBN 0306811316.
  21. ^ Pringle, 1981 & p. 202
  22. ^ Pringle, 1981 & p. 205-206
  23. ^ Saint of the Day, November 7: Herculanus of Perugia[permanent dead link] at SaintPatrickDC.org
  24. ^ O'Donnell, James (2008). The Ruin of the Roman Empire. New York: HarperCollins. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-06-078737-0.
  25. ^ T. M. Charles-Edwards (2006). The Chronicle of Ireland: Introduction, text. Liverpool University Press. pp. 99-. ISBN 978-0-85323-959-8.
  26. ^ Isidore of Seville, Historia de regibus Gothorum, Vandalorum et Suevorum, chapter 44. Translation by Guido Donini and Gordon B. Ford, Isidore of Seville's History of the Goths, Vandals, and Suevi, second revised edition (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1970), p.21
  27. ^ Martindale et al.
  28. ^ Council of Orléans at the Catholic Encyclopedia

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