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Year 555 (DLV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 555 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

Contents

1 Events

1.1 By place

1.1.1 Byzantine Empire 1.1.2 Europe 1.1.3 Britain 1.1.4 Persia 1.1.5 Asia

1.2 By topic

1.2.1 Arts and sciences 1.2.2 Religion

2 Births 3 Deaths 4 References

Events[edit] By place[edit] Byzantine Empire[edit]

Emperor Justinian I
Justinian I
reconquers many former territories of the Western Roman Empire, including Italy, Dalmatia, Africa and Southern Hispania. An earthquake devastates the city of Latakia
Latakia
(modern Syria).

Europe[edit]

King Chlothar I
Chlothar I
annexes the Frankish territories of Metz
Metz
and Reims, after the death of his great-nephew Theudebald.

Britain[edit]

King Erb of Gwent dies; his kingdom is divided into Gwent and Ergyng in Southern Wales
Wales
(approximate date).

Persia[edit]

Summer – Lazic War: The Byzantine army
Byzantine army
under Bessas is repulsed, and forced to retreat out of Archaeopolis (Georgia). King Gubazes II is invited to observe the siege of a Persian-held fortress, and is murdered by the Byzantine military staff.[1]

Asia[edit]

Chinese Liang Dynasty: Jing Di, age 12, succeeds his father Yuan Di and is declared emperor by general Chen Baxian. The Rouran Khaganate
Rouran Khaganate
ends; it is defeated by the Göktürks
Göktürks
under Muqan Qaghan, who expands his rule in Central Asia.

By topic[edit] Arts and sciences[edit]

Around this time, the historian Jordanes
Jordanes
writes several books, among them De origine actibusque Getarum (The origin and deeds of the Goths). Taliesin, British poet, becomes court bard to King Brochwel of Powys (approximate date).

Religion[edit]

June 7 Pope Vigilius
Pope Vigilius
dies on his journey back home at Syracuse. His body is brought to Rome
Rome
and buried in the San Martino ai Monti. Cybi
Cybi
Felyn, abbot of Holyhead, dies at his monastery in Caer Gybi (approximate date).

Births[edit]

Basolus, French Benedictine and hermit (approximate date) Khadija, wife of Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
(approximate date)

Deaths[edit]

January 27 – Yuan Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty
Liang Dynasty
(b. 508) June 7 – Pope Vigilius Cybi
Cybi
Felyn, Cornish bishop (approximate date) Erb of Gwent, Welsh king (approximate date) Fatimah bint Asad, mother of Ali ibn Abi Talib
Ali ibn Abi Talib
(d. 626) Gubazes II, king of Lazica
Lazica
(Georgia) Helier, hermit and patron saint Ly Thien Bao, emperor of Vietnam
Vietnam
(b. 499) Mermeroes, Persian general Theudebald, king of Austrasia Wang Sengbian, general of the Liang Dynasty

References[edit]

^ Martindale et al.; Bury, 1958 & p. 11

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