Events and Trends
- Maelgwn Hir ap Cadwallon, perhaps legendary, assumes the throne of Gwynedd in Great Britain (possible date)
- The Golden Gate of Jerusalem is built (probable date)
- 523 — John I succeeds Hormisdas as Pope of Rome. John I dies in 526.
- 523 — Seong becomes king of Baekje. He later makes Buddhism his state religion.
- 525 — Axum(Ethiopia) conquers Sheba(Yemen)
- 526 — Earthquake kills approximately 300,000 in Syria and Antioch.
- 527 — Justinian I succeeds Justin I as Emperor of the Eastern Roman Empire.
- 527 — The Kingdom of Essex is founded by the Saxons.
- 528 — Bulguksa, a Buddhist temple, is built in Korea.
- 529 — first draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in jurisprudence) is issued by Emperor Justinian I
- 529 — The Academy at Athens, founded by Plato in 347 BC, is closed by Emperor Justinian I.
- 529 — The Church of the Nativity is burnt down during a revolt by the Samaritans.
- 529 — Saint Benedict of Nursia founds the monastery of Monte Cassino in Italy.
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