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Year 600 in family history, genealogy research and other important world events.
- 600 was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar. The denomination 600 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
|Gregorian calendar||600 |
|Ab urbe condita||1353|
|Armenian calendar||49 |
|Bahá'í calendar||-1244 – -1243|
|Coptic calendar||316 – 317|
|Ethiopian calendar||592 – 593|
|Hebrew calendar||4360 – 4361|
|- Vikram Samvat||655 – 656|
|- Shaka Samvat||522 – 523|
|- Kali Yuga||3701 – 3702|
|Iranian calendar||22 BP – 21 BP|
|Islamic calendar||23 BH – 22 BH|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 1260|
|Thai solar calendar||1143|
- The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people.
- Smallpox arrives in Europe for the first time.
- King Ingvar of Sweden invades Estonia but is killed by the locals.
- Juchau Anglo-Saxon tribesmen on south-eastern coast of England
- The Persians begin to use windmills for irrigation.
- Chaturanga is played in its current form in India.
- Loma Caldera in El Salvador erupts, burying the Maya village, Joya de Cerén.
- The Hopewell culture of North America ceases to be the dominant culture.
- The Aztec city of Teotihuacán begins to grow unstable, as they exhaust their resources until their inevitable collapse (possibly caused by the Toltec) circa 700 AD.
Arts and Sciences
- The moldboard plow is invented in eastern Europe.
- The earliest references to chess found in the Persian work Karnamak-i-Artakhshatr-i-Papakan, and the Indian works of Subandhu's Vasavadatta and Banabhatta's Harsha Charitha
- Pope Gregory I codifies what comes to be known as Gregorian chant.
- Construction on the monastery of St. Catherine is begun on Mount Sinai.
- Irish missionaries preach in Scotland and Germany.
- Chinese-influenced sculptures of Buddha begin to be created in Japan.
- Sumatra, Java, and the surrounding islands are converted to Buddhism.
- Augustine of Canterbury converts Ethelbert of Kent to Christianity (approximate date).
- Nubian rulers become Christian (approximate date).
- Venance Fortunat, bishop of Poitiers, one of the last representatives of Classical Latin poetry
- King Beop of Baekje, king of the Baekje Kingdom of Korea
- Yang Jun
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