Centuries: 5th century - 6th century - 7th century
Decades: 450s - 460s - 470s - 480s - 490s - 500s - 510s - 520s - 530s - 540s - 550s
Years: 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510
Events and Trends:
- The kingdom of Sweden is formed (kingdom of Svear) around lake Mälaren by King Ottar son of Angantyr.
- Kingdom of Götar and Svear joined in Sweden.
- Clovis I, king of the Franks, defeats the Visigoths at the battle of Vouille in 507, decisively forcing the Visigoths into Spain, and securing supremacy over Gaul