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- February 13 - Justinian appoints a commission (including the jurist Tribonian) to codify all imperial laws that were still in force from Hadrian to the current date. (This becomes the Corpus Juris Civilis.)
- Battle of Daras: Justinian's commander Belisarius defeats Persians in his first major battle of the campaign to regain territory
- Northern Wei Xiao Zhuang Di succeeds Northern Wei Xiao Ming Di as ruler of the Chinese Northern Wei Dynasty
- Natural disaster: An earthquake strikes Antioch, killing thousands, and causing a fire that destroyed the Great Church built by Constantine the Great
- King Seong of Baekje adopts Buddhism as the state religion.
- Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple, is built in Korea.
- Euphrosius , Patriarch of Antioch (killed in the earthquake)
- Procopius of Gaza, Christian sophist and rhetorician
- Bodhidharma, Indian monk (approximate date)
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