Events noted in 0500

The event pages are experimental; the OCR errors in the text mean this is incomplete and unreliable but I offer it in the hopes that it will be of some use. Events shown include births and deaths of people with their own entries, and also the publication dates of some of the works cited.

500

Born: Pindar usually styled the prince of Lyric poets

“Recueil d‘Estampes, d’apres Raphael, Titien, Carrache,” Sadeler, John the first of a family of distinguished engravers

“Methodus foliorum, seu Plantag Florae Monspeliensisjuxta foliorum ordinem,” Sauvages, Francis Boissier De the inventor of modern nosology

Born: Sophocles an ancient Greek tragic poet

504

Died: Arator the secretary and intendant of finances to Athaiaric

“Ecclesiastical Biography,” Potter, Christopher nephew to the preceding (15911646)

510

Born: Epiphanius named the Scholastic

511

Born: Gildas the oldest British historian

519

Born: Cato, Marcu Portius the censor

521

Born: Columba, St. renowned in Scotch history as the founder of a monastery at Icolmkill

522

Born: Cuerenhert, Theodore Van a very extraordinary person

523

Died: Avitus, Sextus Alcimus Ecditius son to the senator Isychius

Died: Fulgentius, St. an ecclesiastical writer

525

Born: Priscianus an eminent grammarian of antiquity

526

Died: Boethius, Anicius Manlius Torquatus Severinus the most learned and almost the only Latin philosopher of his time (480524)

530

Born: Caporali, Caesar an Italian poet and governor of Atri in the kingdom of Naples

Died: Ferrandus, Fulgentius surnamed Fulgentius

Born: Themistocles the great preserver of Athens at the time of the Persian invasion

534

Died: Anthemius an eminent architect of the sixth century

536

Born: Evagrius Scholasticus an ancient ecclesiastical historian

540

Born: Damascius a celebrated heathen philosopher and writer

Born: Dionysius, Exiguus surnamed Exiguus

541

“Let him go; we are well rid of him.” Bridge, William one of the most eminent nonconformists of the seventeenth century

544

Died: David, St. the patron of Wales

Born: Gregory surnamed the Great

Born: Gregory Of Tours

546

Died: Tribonianus an eminent Roman lawyer

550

Born: Theognis an eminent Greek poer

551

Born: Confucius the celebrated Chinese philosopher

555

“Epithalamium” Cerrati, Paul a lawyer and Latin poet

556

Died: Stesichorus an ancient Greek poet

Born: Xenophanes an eminent philosopher

558

Born: Simonides a Grecian poet

560

Born: Terentius, Publius an ancient dramatic writer among the Romans

562

“Memoirs, or Chronicles,” Marc He, Oliver De La a French courtier and author

567

“British Topography,” Oldys, William a bibliographer of great industry and accuracy

Born: Stifels, Michael a protestant minister

569

Born: Mahomet founder of the system of religious imposture called Mahometanism

570

Born: Bias called one of the wise men of Greece

“Epistola ad eximium ducis Urbini mathematicum, Fredericum Commandinum, praefixa libello Machometi Bagdedini de superficierum divi­^ionibus, edita opera Devi et ejusdem Commandini Urbinatis,” Dee, John a great mathematician

583

Born: Accius, Lucius a Latin tragic poet

587

Born: Godefroj, James younger brother of the preceding

588

“Chronicon” Brompton, John was a Cistercian monk

Died: Zanzavlus, Jacob called also Baramus

589

Born: Racan, Honorat De Bueil, Marquis Of a French poet

Born: Segers, Gerard an eminent painter

590

Died: Gregory surnamed the Great

593

“A dissertation upon a Parthian coin; with characters on the reverse resembling those of the Palmyrenes,” Swinton, John a very celebrated English antiquary

596

“The Poem of Poems, or Sion’s Muse, contaynyng the diuine Song of king Salomon, deuided into eight eclogues,” Markham, Gervase an English author

597

Died: Columba, St. renowned in Scotch history as the founder of a monastery at Icolmkill