On This Day

What Happened in 496 AD

Historical Events

  • Nov 24 Anastasius II succeeds Gelasius I as Catholic Pope
  • Dec 25 King Clovis I is baptized a Roman Catholic in Reims cathedral - first Germanic king to do so, according to Henry of Tours (year disputed)

Famous People Who Died in 496 AD

  • Nov 21 Pope Gelasius I, Catholic Pope, of Berber extraction