The 6th century AD consists of the years 501-600 AD.
- The Bishop of Constantinople takes the official title of "Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome, and Ecumenical Patriarch".
- 529. Benedict of Nursia founds the Order of Saint Benedict, the first Western monastic movement. The order is commonly known as the Benedictine monks.
- 553. Second Council of Constantinople reaffirms decisions and doctrines explicated by previous Councils; condemned new Arian, Nestorian, and Monophysite writings.
- 597. Augustine of Canterbury becomes the first Archbishop of Canterbury, by order of Pope Gregory the Great.
Births and Deaths
- 543. Death of Benedict of Nursia.
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