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Year 571 (DLXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 571 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.
|Ab urbe condita||1324|
|Balinese saka calendar||492–493|
|Chinese calendar||庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)|
3267 or 3207
— to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
3268 or 3208
|- Vikram Samvat||627–628|
|- Shaka Samvat||492–493|
|- Kali Yuga||3671–3672|
|Iranian calendar||51 BP – 50 BP|
|Islamic calendar||53 BH – 52 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1341 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||882/883 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1113–1114|
697 or 316 or −456
— to —
698 or 317 or −455
- The Visigoths under King Liuvigild invade the Byzantine province of Spania (modern Andalusia), and seize the city of Córdoba. After the death of his brother Liuva I, he becomes sole ruler of the Visigothic Kingdom (approximate date).
- Benevento becomes the capital of an independent duchy, under the Lombard chieftain Zotto (approximate date).
- Battle of Bedcanford: The Anglo-Saxons under King Cuthwulf fight against the Britons, and conquer the settlements of Aylesbury, Benson, Eynsham and Limbury (according to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle).
- Wuffa becomes the first king of East Anglia, as recorded in the Anglo-Saxon royal genealogies (approximate date).
- April 15 – Kinmei, emperor of Japan (b. 509)
- November 29? – Brendan of Birr, Irish monastic saint
- Fall – killed in dynastic intrigue
- 571 or 572 – Liuva I, king of the Visigoths (or 572)
- May 20 – Saint Yared, Axumite composer (b. 505)