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590s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 560s 570s 580s590s600s 610s 620s
Years: 590 591 592 593 594 595 596 597 598 599
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This is a list of events occurring in the 590s, ordered by year.

590

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Persia

  • Spring – King Hormizd IV dismisses Bahrām Chobin as commander (Eran spahbed). He revolts and marched with support of the Persian army towards Ctesiphon.
  • February 15 – Hormizd IV is deposed and assassinated by Persian nobles. Ruled since 579, he is succeeded by his son Khosrau II as king of the Persian Empire.
  • September – Bahrām Chobin defeats the inferior forces of Khosrau II near Ctesiphon. He seizes the throne and proclaims himself as king Bahrām IV of Persia.

Asia

By topic

Religion

591

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Persia

  • Khosrau II is reinstalled as king of the Caucasus forts; leaves the Byzantines in a dominant position in their relations with Persia.

Asia

Mesomerica

By topic

Religion

592

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Literature

593

By place

Byzantine Empire

Britain

Persia

Asia

By topic

Art

Religion


594

By place

Byzantine Empire

Asia

  • Emperor Wéndi repairs and expands sections of the Great Wall in the north-west, which is undertaken by using forced labour. During the years, thousands of civilians are killed.[9]
  • Empress Suiko issues the "Flourishing Three Treasures Edict", officially recognizing the practice of Buddhism in Japan. She begins diplomatic relations with the Sui Dynasty (China).

By topic

Religion

595

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

596

By place

Byzantine Empire

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

597

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

By topic

Religion

Human rights

Education

  • The King's School is founded by Augustine in Canterbury. He builds an abbey where the Benedictine teaching take place.

598

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Asia

  • August 4Goguryeo War: Emperor Wéndi orders his youngest son, Yang Liang (assisted by the co-prime minister Gao Jiong), to conquer Goguryeo (Korea) during the rainy season, with a Chinese army (300,000 men).
  • The Chinese fleet engage in battle against the Goguryeo fleet (50,000 men) under admiral Gang Yi-sik, is destroyed in the Bohai Sea. During the invasion Sui forces are all defeated and Yang Liang is forced to retreat.
  • King Yeongyang sends an embassy to Daxing, Wéndi accepts a peace agreement with Goguryeo. He claims a hollow victory, as the Sui Dynasty lost nearly 90% of his army and navy during the disastrous campaign.

By topic

Religion

599

By place

Byzantine Empire

Europe

Britain

Persia

Asia

Mesoamerica

By topic

Religion


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Martindale, Jones & Morris 1992, p. 1293
  2. ^ Jonas 643, p. 17
  3. ^ Gumilev L.N.Bahram Chubin, p. 229–230
  4. ^ Usanova M. Ismoil Somonii waqfnomasi, p. 29
  5. ^ Rome at War (p. 60). Michael Whitby, 2002. ISBN 1-84176-359-4
  6. ^ Ian Wood, The Merovingian Kingdoms 450–751, p. 91
  7. ^ Michelle Ziegler, "The Politics of Exile in Early Northumbria", The Heroic Age, Issue 2, Autumn/Winter 1999
  8. ^ Whitby (1998), p. 159
  9. ^ Imperial Chinese Armies (p. 6). C.J. Peers, 1996. ISBN 978-185532-599-9
  10. ^ Imperial Chinese Armies (p. 6). C.J. Peers, 1996. ISBN 978-1-85532-599-9
  11. ^ The Great Islamic Conquests AD 632–750 (p. 22). David Nicolle, 2009. ISBN 978-1-84603-273-8
  12. ^
  13. ^ A Chronicle of England (1864), James Edmund Doyle, p. 26
  14. ^ Whitby (1998), p. 162
  15. ^ Whitby (1998), p. 162
  16. ^ Pohl (2002), p. 154
  17. ^ Whitby (1998), p. 163
  18. ^ The Early Medieval Balkans: A Critical Survey from the Sixth to the Late Twelfth Century (1991), John V. A. Fine, Jr, p. 32. ISBN 0-472-08149-7
  19. ^ Paul the Deacon, History, 4.20; translated by Foulke, p. 165
  20. ^ Melek Tekin:Türk tarihi, p. 87, Milliyet yayinları, 1991
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