540s facts for kids

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 510s 520s 530s – 540s – 550s 560s 570s
Years: 540 541 542 543 544 545 546 547 548 549
Categories: Births – Deaths – Architecture
Establishments – Disestablishments

Below are some of the important events that happened from 540 to 549.


540

  • Emperor Kimmei, reign of 29th emperor of Japan starts (540-571)
  • Vitiges of the Ostrogoths surrendered to the Byzantine army.
  • Ildibad succeeds Vitiges as king of the Ostrogoths.

Births

  • Authari, king of the Lombards
  • Pope Gregory I (approximate date)
  • Myrddin Wyllt, Welsh legend (approximate date)

Deaths

  • Dignāga, Buddhist founder of Indian logic
  • Dionysius Exiguus (approximate date)
  • Fridolin of Säckingen Irish missionary
  • Vedast, Frankish bishop
  • Vitiges, king of the Ostrogoths
  • Yifu, empress of Western Wei
  • Yujiulü, empress of Western Wei

541

Births

Deaths

  • Adhurgunbadh, Persian general
  • Eraric, king of the Ostrogoths
  • Ildibad, king of the Ostrogoths

542

Births

  • Xiao Min Di, emperor of Northern Zhou
  • Xiao Ming Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty

Deaths

543

Births

  • Brunhilda, queen of Austrasia (approximate date)
  • Jing Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty
  • Wu Di, emperor of Northern Zhou

Deaths

  • Octa, king of Kent (approximate date)

544

  • Belisarius defeats the Gothic army under king Totila.
  • King Khosrau I unsuccessfully attacks the Byzantine city of Dara.
  • Ly Bi is made emperor and starts the empire Van Xuân (modern Vietnam).

Births

  • Dugu Qieluo, empress of the Sui Dynasty
  • Jing Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty
  • Yuwen Xian, prince of Northern Zhou

Deaths

  • Solomon, Byzantine general
  • October 18 – Saint Wenna

545

Births

  • Abd Allah ibn Abd al Muttalib, father of Muhammad
  • Fei Di, emperor of Northern Qi

Deaths

  • Budic II, king of Brittany (approximate date)
  • Clotilde, Burgundian princess
  • Medardus, bishop of Vermandois (approximate date)
  • Stotzas, Byzantine rebel leader

546

Deaths

547

  • Belisarius recaptures Rome from the Ostrogoths.
  • Theodebald becomes king of Austrasia.
  • King Ida starts the kingdom of Bernicia. He builds Bamburgh Castle.
  • The Tonkin revolt is stopped by the Chinese Liang Dynasty.

Births

  • Pei Ju
  • Empress Zhu Manyue

Deaths

  • Theodebert I, king of Austrasia (or 548)
  • Tribonian, Byzantine lawyer and writer of the Codex Justinianus.
  • Maelgwn Gwynedd, king of Gwynedd (approximate date)
  • Gao Huan

548

  • Emperor Justinian I removes Belisarius from military service.
  • Theudigisel names himself ruler over the Visigothic Kingdom.

Births

  • Xiao Zhuang, crown prince of the Southern Dynasties (approximate date)

Deaths

  • April 13 – Ly Nam De, emperor of Vietnam
  • Theodebert I, king of Austrasia (or 547)
  • June 28 – Theodora I, Byzantine Empress
  • Theudis, king of the Visigoths

549

  • Jianwen Di becomes ruler of the Liang Dynasty in China.
  • Agila becomes king of the Visigoths.
  • The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory is founded in Ireland.
  • The Ostrogoths under Totila recapture Rome.
  • Totila conquers the city of Perugia.

Births

  • Jizang, Chinese Buddhist monk

Deaths

  • Theudigisel, king of the Visigoths
  • Tuathal Maelgarb, King of Tara
  • Gao Cheng
  • Emperor Wu of Liang
  • Xiao Zhengde
  • Princess Xu Zhaopei
  • Zhu Yi

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