|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||500s 510s 520s – 530s – 540s 550s 560s|
|Years:||529 530 531 – 532 – 533 534 535|
- January 11 – Nika riots in Constantinople; the cathedral is destroyed. They are put down a week later by Belisarius and Mundus; up to 30,000 people are killed in the Hippodrome.
- Justinian I orders the building of a new cathedral – beginning of the construction of the Hagia Sophia.
- Justinian signs a peace treaty with the Sassanian shah Chosroes I.