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Year 512 (DXII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Paulus and Moschianus (or, less frequently, year 1265 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 512 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.


Byzantine Empire

  • Emperor Anastasius I ends a period of moderate eclectic policy, and starts strongly favoring his own monophysitist beliefs.
  • Areobindus, Byzantine general, is proclaimed emperor during a riot at Constantinople but refuses to take part in the usurpation.
  • Anastasius I constructs a wall from the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara, to protect Constantinople from raiding Bulgars and Slavs.
  • Europe

  • King Theodoric the Great grants citizens on Mount Vesuvius exemption from taxes, after a severe eruption in southeastern Italy.
  • The Ostrogoths conquer the Frankish province Rouergue (Southern Gaul).
  • Asia

  • The island nation of Usan-guk is conquered by the Silla Dynasty (Korea), under general Kim Isabu.
  • Literature

  • The first written text in the Arabic alphabet is recorded at Zabad (Syria).
  • Births

  • David, Welsh bishop and saint (approximate date)
  • Eutychius, patriarch of Constantinople (approximate date)
  • Maurus, Roman abbot and saint (d. 584)
  • Wu Mingche, general of the Chen Dynasty (d. 578)
  • Deaths

  • Areobindus, Byzantine general and politician
  • Wang Baoming, empress of Southern Qi (b. 455)
  • References

    512 Wikipedia

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