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565- Justin II -succeeds his uncle Justinian I as emperor of the Byzantine Empire.
655- Battle of the Winwaed -Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria.
1315- Battle of Morgarten -The Schweizer Eidgenossenschaft ambushes the army of Leopold I, Duke of Austria|Leopold I.
1532-Commanded by Francisco Pizarro -Spanish conquistadors under Hernando de Soto meet Inca Empire leader Atahualpa for the first time outside Cajamarca, arranging a meeting on the battle of Cajamarca|city