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Year 567 (DLXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 567 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.



  • The Lombard–Gepid War (567) ends with a Lombard-Avar victory, and the annihilation of the Gepids.
  • Sigebert I, king of Austrasia, marries Brunhilda, and his half brother Chilperic I marries Galswintha, both daughters of the Visigothic king Athanagild.
  • King Charibert I dies without an heir; his realm (region Neustria and Aquitaine) is divided between his brothers Guntram, Sigebert I and Chilperic I.
  • Liuva I succeeds his predecessor Athanagild after an interregnum of five months and becomes king of the Visigoths.
  • Religion

  • The Second Council of Tours is held. It decrees that any cleric found in bed with his wife will be excommunicated.
  • John III, patriarch of Constantinople, organizes a compromise between the Chalcedonians and Monophysites.
  • Births

  • Ingund, wife of Hermenegild (or 568)
  • Deaths

  • Athanagild, king of the Visigoths
  • Charibert I, king of the Franks
  • Cissa, king of the South Saxons
  • Cunimund, king of the Gepids
  • June 5 – Theodosius I, patriarch of Alexandria
  • References

    567 Wikipedia