597 in history

597 events chronologically

Dec 25 Augustine of Canterbury and his fellow-labourers baptise in Kent more than 10,000 Anglo-Saxons

Born in 597

Jun 13 Cetteus the patron saint of Pescara. He was a bishop of the 6th century, elected to the see of Amiternum in Sabina in 590, during the pontificate of Gregory the Great

Died in 597

Jun 9 Columba an Irish abbot and missionary credited with spreading Christianity in present-day Scotland. He founded the important abbey on Iona, which became a dominant religious and political institution in the region for centuries. He is the Patron Saint of Derry. He was highly regarded by both the Gaels of Dál Riata and the Picts, and is remembered today as a Christian saint and one of the Twelve Apostles of Ireland