The History of Medieval Europe - 6th century

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507 - This battle between the Franks of Clovis and the Visigoths of Alaric II takes place in Gaul near Poitiers
508 - Clovis the Frank makes this city, formely called Lutetia, the capital of his kingdom
523 - This Roman senator and official, who is imprisoned by King Theodoric the Great, awaits his trial. He writes "The Consolation of Philosophy", a philosophical treatise, which examines various questions, including why bad things happen to good people
ca. 529 - This man becomes the founder of the Abbey of Monte Cassino and writes a very influential monastic rule
Benedict of Nursia
525 - This monk of Scythian origin creates a new dating system as part of his efforts to understand the dating of Easter, which makes him the father of the Anno Domini calendar
Dionysius Exiguus
534 - This compendium of juristic writings on Roman law ordered by Emperor Justinian is completed. It comprises three parts: a compilation of imperial enactments to date (codex), a compilation of the writings of Roman jurists (digesta seu pandectae), and a textbook (institutiones)
Corpus Juris Civilis
534 - The Byzantine Empire conquers North Africa from this people
541 - This pandemic afflicts the Byzantine Empire, especially its capital Constantinople, the Sassanid Empire, and port cities around the entire Mediterranean Sea. It will result in the deaths of an estimated 25-50 million people. Since this pandemic occured during his reign, it will be named after the Emperor Justinian
555 - The Byzantine Empire conquers Italy from this East Germanic people
565 - According to his vita, this Irish saint, who converted the Picts, banishes a ferocious "water beast" to the depths of the River Ness
568 - This Germanic people conquers Italy and rules most of the Italian Peninsula until 774
ca. 570 - This founder of a new religion is born in the Arabian city of Mecca
582 - The Balkan city of Sirmium is conquered by this Caucasus native ethnic group that has already invaded central Europe
590 - This pope is elected who wrote the Dialogues and later gave his name to the mainstream form of Western plainchant
Gregory the Great
597 - This Benedictine monk is sent on a mission to convert the Anglo-Saxons to Christianity by the above mentioned Pope
Augustine of Canterbury
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