On This Day

What Happened in 561 AD

Historical Events in 561 AD

  • Jul 17 John III begins his reign as Catholic Pope succeeding Pelagius I

Famous People Who Died in 561 AD

  • Mar 4 Pelagius I, Italian Pope (556-61), dies
  • Nov 29 Chlotarius I, king of the France (558-61), dies at about 61