Centuries: 6th century - 7th century - 8th century
- Phocas kills Byzantine Emperor Maurice I and makes himself emperor
- Beginning of a series of wars between the Byzantine Empire and the Sassanids
- Mu'awiyah, founder of the Umayyad Dynasty of caliphs (approximate date)
- Xuanzang, famous Chinese Buddhist monk.
- Theodore of Tarsus, archbishop of Canterbury
- Maurice I, Eastern Roman Emperor\n