574 in history

574 events chronologically

Dec 7 Emperor Justin II retires due to recurring seizures of insanity. He abdicates the throne in favor of his general Tiberius, proclaiming him Caesar

Died in 574

Jul 13 Pope John III Pope from 17 July 561 to his death in 574. He was born in Rome of a distinguished family. The Liber Pontificalis calls him a son of one Anastasius. His father bore the title illustris, more than likely being a vir illustris. According to the historian Evagrius, his birth name was Catelinus, but he took the name John on his accession