600 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 600
Ab urbe condita 1353
Armenian calendar 49
Assyrian calendar 5350
Balinese saka calendar 521–522
Bengali calendar 7
Berber calendar 1550
Buddhist calendar 1144
Burmese calendar −38
Byzantine calendar 6108–6109
Chinese calendar 己未(Earth Goat)
3296 or 3236
    — to —
庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
3297 or 3237
Coptic calendar 316–317
Discordian calendar 1766
Ethiopian calendar 592–593
Hebrew calendar 4360–4361
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 656–657
 - Shaka Samvat 521–522
 - Kali Yuga 3700–3701
Holocene calendar 10600
Iranian calendar 22 BP – 21 BP
Islamic calendar 23 BH – 22 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Javanese calendar 489–490
Julian calendar 600
Korean calendar 2933
Minguo calendar 1312 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −868
Seleucid era 911/912 AG
Thai solar calendar 1142–1143
Tibetan calendar 阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
726 or 345 or −427
    — to —
(male Iron-Monkey)
727 or 346 or −426
Byzantine Empire (600 AD)

600 (DC) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) 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.


By place

  • The first of the Japanese embassies to Imperial China is sent (approximate date).
  • The Persians begin to use windmills for irrigation (approximate date).
  • Namri Songtsen becomes the new king of Tibet (approximate date).
  • Chaturanga is played in its current form in India (approximate date).
  • Yangdi, a Sui emperor, extends the Grand Canal. He reportedly assumes power by poisoning his father. Ma Shu-mou, aka Mahu, was one of the canal overseers and was said to have eaten a steamed 2-year-old child each day he worked on the canal. On completion the canal extended for 1,100 miles. 5.5 million people were pressed into service to complete the 1,550 mile canal.
  • Quill pens, made from the outer feathers of crows and other large birds, became popular. The first books are printed in China.
  • The oldest inscription in Mon language dated from 600 AD. later found at Wat Phorang, Thailand.
  • Mu becomes king of the Korean kingdom of Baekje.[7]

By topic

  • The population of the Earth rises to about 208 million people (approximate date).




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