548 549 550 551 - 552 - 553 554 555 556
520s 530s 540s - 550s - 560s 570s 580s
5th century - 6th century - 7th century
- July - Battle of Taginae: The Byzantine general Narses defeats and kills Totila, king of the Ostrogoths. Teia succeeds the deceased Monarch but Narses manages to recapture Rome by the end of the year.
- Silkworms are smuggled into the Byzantine Empire from China.
- Eutychius becomes Patriarch of Constantinople.
- Buddhism is introduced into Japan.
- Battle of Asfeld : Longobards under king Audoin defeat the Gepids.
- Liang Yuan Di succeeds Liang Yu Zhang Wang as ruler of the Chinese Liang Dynasty.
- Censored page, king of Censored page, captures the fort at Old Sarum.
- The Buddhist goddess Benzaiten is said to have descended onto the island of Enoshima in Japan.
- Gokturks establish first known Turkic state under the leadership of Bumin Khan.
- July - Totila, King of the Ostrogoths.
- Bumin Khan, founder of the Gokturk state.
- Mennas, Patriarch of Constantinople
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