: 5th century
- 6th century
- 7th century
Decades: 450s 460s 470s 480s 490s - 500s - 510s 520s 530s 540s 550s
Years: 496 497 498 499 500 - 501 - 502 503 504 505 506
- Qi He Di succeeds Qo Dong Hun Hou as ruler of the Chinese Qi Dynasty
- Pope Symmachus is accused of various crimes, but claims that the secular rulers have no authority over him.