550s

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Events

  • Before 550: Rise of the tribe of the Bavarians south-east of the Danube and the Lech, which probably partly immigrating from Bohemia; they come under the control of the Frankish Empire.
  • 550: The Toltekenreich under a priest-king arises in Mexico.
  • 552: The Eastern Roman Narses can decisively defeated the Ostrogoths in Italy, after a long war. 554 the country is administratively re-integrated into the Roman Empire.
  • 553: Second Council of Constantinople Opel (5th Ecumenical Council ).
  • To 555: Eastern Roman monks smuggled silkworms to Europe, which enabled the production of silk is also now possible.