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Heads of State

Year of the Earth- sheep己未( at the beginning of earth - horse戊午)

Era of Diocletian: 255/256 ( year November )

Syria: 850/851 (October)

Events

Politics and World Affairs

  • Gothic war: military expeditions of the Franks in northern Italy against both Byzantine and Ostrogothic against associations.
  • Kimmei is 29th Emperor of Japan.

Disasters

  • November 29: Antioch is rocked by a major earthquake.

Born

  • Haming, Frankish duke († 554)
  • Maurikios, East Roman emperor († 602)
  • 539 or 538 November 30 Gregory of Tours, bishop and historian († 594 )

Died

  • Sittas, East Roman army commander
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