politics and world happening
- Narses eastRoman field gentleman in Italy in the fight against the Ostgoten under Totila becomes. Narses succeeds in the subsequent year final smashing of the Ostgotenreiches.
- Bumin Ilkhan, leaderthe Göktürken, accepts the Khagan - titles.
- Earthquake in the eastern Mediterranean area: Beirut and Petra are partly destroyed.