496 in history

496 events chronologically

Dec 25 Clovis I, king of the Franks, is baptized into the Catholic faith at Reims, by Saint Remigius

Died in 496

Jan 21 Epiphanius of Pavia Bishop of Pavia from 466 until his death in 496. Epiphanius additionally held the offices of lector, subdeacon and deacon
Nov 19 Pope Gelasius I Pope from 1 March 492 to his death in 496. He was probably the third and last Bishop of Rome of North African berber origin in the Catholic Church. Gelasius was a prolific writer whose style placed him on the cusp between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages. Gelasius had been closely employed by his predecessor Felix III, especially in drafting papal documents. His ministry was characterized by a call for strict orthodoxy, a more assertive push for papal authority, and increasing tension between the churches in the West and the East