Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century
- May 20 - Earthquake kills approximately 300,000 in Syria and Antioch.
- July 12 - Felix succeeds John as pope.
- Athalaric succeeds Theodoric as king of the Ostrogoths, and Amalaric becomes king of the Visigoths in his own name.
- Justin I names Justinian I his co-emperor and successor