530 - 549 A.D.

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(Feature Photo: A mosaic inside the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople [modern-day Istanbul in Turkey], the Virgin Mary is in the middle holding the Christ Child, to the right is emperor Justinian I, offering her a model of the Hagia Sophia, and on the left is emperor Constantine I, offering her a model of Constantinople; Credit: Myrabella, Wikimedia Commons)

 

530

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France) – Pope Felix IV dies, and is succeeded by Boniface II – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

September 22, Pope Felix IV dies, and is succeeded by Boniface II, the first Germanic pope

 

531

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France) Boniface II is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

532

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Pope Boniface II dies, and is succeeded by John II – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

October 17, Pope Boniface II dies, and he is succeeded by John II

 

533

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  John II is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

A Byzantine army under Belisarius enters Carthage (in modern-day Tunisia, Africa) unopposed and takes it from the Vandals (a Germanic people)

The Merovingian king Theudebert I, begins his reign of the Frankish kingdom Austrasia (Photo: All the Frankish kingdoms; Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

 

534

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  John II is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

Coinage is being minted in Austrasia by King Theudebert I (Photo: one of the gold coin minted around this year; Credit: Wikimedia Commons) 

 

 

535

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Pope John II dies, and is succeeded by Agapetus I – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

May 8, Pope John II dies and is succeeded by Agapetus I 

 

536

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Pope Agapetus I dies, and is succeeded by Silverius – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

April 22, Pope Agapetus I dies, and is succeeded by Silverius

 

537

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Pope Silverius dies, and is succeeded by Vigilius – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

December 2, Pope Silverius dies, and is succeeded by Vigilius

 

538

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

539

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

540

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

541

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

An outbreak of the bubonic plague hits the Byzantine Empire, and reduces its population severely (Byzantium, Pg. 16)

 

542

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

543

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

544

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

545

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

546

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

547

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

548

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)

 

549

RULERS & ROYALTY: Hispania (modern-day Spain) is being ruled by the Visigoths (Germanic peoples) – The Merovingian kings are ruling Gaul (modern-day France)  Vigilius is pope/bishop of Rome – Justinian I is emperor of the Byzantine Empire (eastern Roman Empire)