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
Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for
* 1 Events
* 1.1 By place
* 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
Justinian I reconquers many former territories of the
Western Roman Empire
Western Roman Empire , including Italy , Dalmatia , Africa and
Southern Hispania .
* An earthquake devastates the city of
Chlothar I annexes the Frankish territories of
Metz and Reims
, after the death of his great-nephew
Erb of Gwent dies; his kingdom is divided into Gwent and
Ergyng in Southern
Wales (approximate date).
* Summer –
Lazic War : The
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 .
Liang Dynasty : Jing Di , age 12, succeeds his father Yuan
Di and is declared emperor by general Chen Baxian .
Rouran Khaganate ends; it is defeated by the
Muqan Qaghan , who expands his rule in
Central Asia .
Arts And Sciences
* Around this time, the historian
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).
June 7 –
Pope Vigilius dies on his journey back home at Syracuse
. His body is brought to
Rome and buried in the
San Martino ai Monti .
Cybi Felyn , abbot of
Holyhead , dies at his monastery in Caer
Gybi (approximate date).
Basolus , French Benedictine and hermit (approximate date)
* Khadija , wife of Islamic prophet
Muhammad (approximate date)
January 27 – Yuan Di , emperor of the
Liang Dynasty (b.
June 7 –
Cybi Felyn , Cornish bishop (approximate date)
Erb of Gwent , Welsh king (approximate date)