- January 11 - Nika riots in Constantinople; the cathedral gets destroyed.
- January 18 - Nika riots in Constantinople fail
- Emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new cathedral - begin of the construction of the Hagia Sophia.
- Eastern emperor Justinian I signs a peace treaty with the Sassanian shah Chosroes I
- Franks invade the kingdom of Burgundy
- Northern Wei Xiao Wu Di succeeds Northern Wei An Ding Wang in Northern China