|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||510s 520s 530s – 540s – 550s 560s 570s|
|Years:||546 547 548 – 549 – 550 551 552|
- The Ostrogoths under Totila recapture Rome.
- Last circus races in Rome.
- c. 549–564 – Transfiguration of Christ, mosaic in the apse, Church of the Virgin, Saint Catherine's Monastery, Mount Sinai, Egypt, is made.
- Agila succeeds Theudigisel as king of the Visigoths.
- The Roman Catholic Diocese of Ossory (which still exists) is founded in Ireland.
- Archbishop Maximianus of Ravenna consecrates the Basilica of Sant'Apollinare in Classe.