List of state leaders in the 6th century

This is a list of state leaders in the 6th century (501–600) AD.

Lists of state leaders by century:
See also:
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Timelines:
State leaders:
Decades:
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

AfricaEdit

Africa: EastEdit

Africa: NorthcentralEdit

AmericasEdit

Americas: MesoamericaEdit

Maya civilization

AsiaEdit

Asia: CentralEdit

  • Drongnyen Deu, King (?)
  • Tagbu Nyasig, King (579–619)
  • Mǎ Rú, ruler (496-501)
  • Qú Jiā, ruler (501-525)
  • Qú Guāng, ruler (525-530)
  • Qú Jiān, ruler (530-548)
  • Qú Xuánxǐ, ruler (549-550)
  • unnamed son of Qu Xuanxi, ruler (551-554)
  • Qú Bǎomào, ruler (555-560)
  • Qú Qiángù, ruler (560-601)

Asia: EastEdit

China: Northern dynasties

  • Wen, Emperor (535–551)
  • Fei, Emperor (552–554)
  • Gong, Emperor (554–556)
  • Xiaomin, Emperor (557)
  • Ming, Emperor (557–560)
  • Wu, Emperor (561–578)
  • Jing, Emperor (579–581)

China: Southern dynasties

  • Xuan, Emperor (555–562)
  • Ming, Emperor (562–585)
  • Jing, Emperor (585–587)
  • Wu, Emperor (557–559)
  • Wen, Emperor (560–566)
  • Xuan, Emperor (569–582)
  • Chen Shubao, Emperor/Duke (582–589)

China: Sui dynasty

  • Wen, Emperor (581–604)

Japan

Korea

Asia: SoutheastEdit

Cambodia

  • Qiáochénrú Shéyébámó, King (484–514)
  • Rudravarman, King (514–c.545)

Indonesia

Indonesia: Java
  • Indrawarman, King (455–515)
  • Candrawarman, King (515–535)
  • Suryawarman, King (535–561)
  • Kertawarman, King (561–628)
Indonesia: Sumatra
  • Vijayavarman, King (c.519)[8]: 55

Malaysia: Peninsular

  • Karna DiMaharaja, Maharaja (c.465–512)
  • Karma, Maharaja (c.512–580)
  • Maha Dewa II, Maharaja (c.580–620)[citation needed]

Vietnam

  • Fan Wenkuan, King (c.502–c.510)
  • Devavarman, King (c.510–c.526)
  • Vijayavarman, King (c.526–c.529)
  • Rudravarman I, King (c.529)
  • Sambuvarman, King (mid 6th century)

Asia: SouthEdit

Bengal and Northeast India

India

  • Indravarman I, King (496–535)[9]
  • Samantavarman, King (537–562)
  • Hastivarman, King (562–578)
  • Indravarman II, King (578–589)
  • Danarnava, King (589–652)
  • Indravarman III, King (589–652)
  • Avinita, King (469–529)
  • Durvinita, King (529–579)
  • Mushkara, King (579–604)
  • Ravivarma, Maharaja (485–519)
  • Harivarma, Maharaja (519–530)
  • Simhavarma, Maharaja (485–516)
  • Krishna Varma II, Maharaja (516–540)
  • Dronasinha, Maharaja (c.500–c.520)
  • Dhruvasena I, Maharaja (c.520–c.550)
  • Dharapatta, Maharaja (c.550–c.556)
  • Gruhasena, Maharaja(dhiraja) (c.556–c.570)
  • Dharasena II, Maharaja (c.570–c.595)
  • Śīlāditya I, Maharaja (c.595–c.615)
  • Vikramendra Varma I, Maharaja (c.508–528)
  • Vikramendra Varma II, Maharaja (555–569)
  • Janssraya Madhava Varma IV, Maharaja (573–621)

Sri Lanka

Asia: WestEdit

Turks

  • Yabgu (575–581)
  • Qaghan (581–603)
  • Apa, Qaghan of the Apa line (581–587)
  • Niri, Qaghan of the Apa line (c.600)

Persia

  • Kavadh I, Shahanshah, King of Kings (498–496, 499–531)
  • Khosrow I, Shahanshah, King of Kings (531–579)
  • Hormizd IV, Shahanshah, King of Kings (579–590)
  • Khosrow II, Shahanshah, King of Kings (590)
  • Bahram VI Chobin,§ Shahanshah, King of Kings (590–591)
  • Khosrow II, Shahanshah, King of Kings (591–628)
  • Vistahm,§ Shahanshah, King of Kings (591–596)

EuropeEdit

Europe: BalkansEdit

Europe: British IslesEdit

Great Britain: Scotland

Great Britain: Northumbria

Great Britain: England

Great Britain: Wales

  • Cadoc, ruler of Gwynllwg (523–580) ruler of Penychen (540–580)

Ireland

These kings are generally though historical, but dates are uncertain and naming some High Kings may be anachronistic or inaccurate.
  • Colga mac Loite mac Cruinn, King (?–513)
  • Cairpre Daim Argat, King (?–514)
  • Daimine Daim Argat, King (?–565)
  • Conall Derg mac Daimine)
  • Bec mac Cuanu, King (?–594)
  • Aed mac Colgan, King (?–606)

Europe: CentralEdit

  • Butilin, Duke (539–554)
  • Leuthari I, Duke (pre-552–554)
  • Haming, Duke (539–554)
  • Lantachar,[13] Duke (?–548)
  • Magnachar,[14] Duke (555–565)
  • Vaefar,[15] Duke (565–573)
  • Theodefrid,[16] Duke (fl.573)
  • Leutfred, Duke (570–587)
  • Uncilin, Duke (587–607)

Europe: EastEdit

Europe: NordicEdit

Europe: SouthcentralEdit

Europe: SouthwestEdit

Europe: WestEdit

  • Gundobad, King in Lyon and Burgundy (473–516)
  • Godegisel, King in Vienne and Geneva (473–500)
  • Sigismund, King (516–523)
  • Godomar, King (523–532)

Eurasia: CaucasusEdit

  • Anos, King (c.510–530)
  • Ghozar, King (c.530–550)
  • Istvine, King (c.550–580)
  • Phinictios, King (c.580–610)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Sharer & Traxler 2006, p.336.
  2. ^ Sharer & Traxler 2006, p. 337.
  3. ^ Empress Dowager Hu initially declared Emperor Xiaoming's "son" (actually a daughter) emperor, but almost immediately after admitted that she was actually female and declared Yuan Zhao emperor instead. Emperor Xiaoming's unnamed daughter was therefore arguably an "emperor" and his successor, but is not commonly regarded as one. Indeed, Yuan Zhao himself is often not considered an emperor.
  4. ^ The Northern Wei imperial prince Yuan Hao, under support by rival Liang Dynasty's troops, declared himself emperor and captured the capital Luoyang in 529, forcing Emperor Xiaozhuang to flee. Yuan Hao carried imperial title and received pledges of allegiance from provinces south of the Yellow River for about three months before Erzhu Rong recaptured Luoyang. Yuan Hao fled and was killed in flight. Due to the briefness of Yuan Hao's claim on the throne and the limited geographic scope of his reign, he is usually not counted among the succession of Northern Wei emperors.
  5. ^ Emperor Wu's nephew Xiao Zhengde the Prince of Linhe, who joined Hou Jing's rebellion, was declared emperor by Hou in 548, but after Hou's victory over Emperor Wu in 549 was deposed and killed by Hou, and is not usually considered a true emperor.
  6. ^ Emperor Yuan's brother Xiao Ji the Prince of Wuling also declared himself emperor in 552, but was defeated and killed by Emperor Yuan in 553, and is usually not considered a true emperor.
  7. ^ In 558, a year after Emperor Jing had yielded the throne to Chen Baxian (and had been killed by Chen), his nephew Xiao Zhuang the Prince of Yongjia, with support from Northern Qi, was proclaimed the emperor of Liang by the general Wang Lin. In 560, Wang Lin defeated the Chen troops, and both he and Xiao Zhuang were forced to flee to Northern Qi. It is a matter of controversy whether Xiao Zhuang should be considered an emperor of Liang.
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  10. ^ Ronald M. Davidson 2012, p. 34-35.
  11. ^ a b Sen, Sailendra (2013). A Textbook of Medieval Indian History. Primus Books. pp. 41–42. ISBN 978-9-38060-734-4.
  12. ^ Ronald M. Davidson 2012, pp. 38–39.
  13. ^ According to the Chronicon of Marius of Avenches. Geuenich, Dieter. Geschichte der Alemannen. Verlag Kohlhammer: Stuttgart, 2004.
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