Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century
- Beginning of the Western Wei Dynasty in China. First ruler is Western Wei Wen Di.
- Pope John II (533-535) is succeeded by Pope Agapetus I.
- Justinian I orders Belisarius to start the reconquest of Italy.
- Weather is reported to be unusually cold and dark; see climate changes of 535-536.