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This article is about the year 522. For the number, see 522 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 490s  500s  510s  – 520s –  530s  540s  550s
Years: 519 520 521522523 524 525
522 by topic
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522 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 522
Ab urbe condita 1275
Assyrian calendar 5272
Bengali calendar −71
Berber calendar 1472
Buddhist calendar 1066
Burmese calendar −116
Byzantine calendar 6030–6031
Chinese calendar 辛丑(Metal Ox)
3218 or 3158
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
3219 or 3159
Coptic calendar 238–239
Discordian calendar 1688
Ethiopian calendar 514–515
Hebrew calendar 4282–4283
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 578–579
 - Shaka Samvat 444–445
 - Kali Yuga 3623–3624
Holocene calendar 10522
Iranian calendar 100 BP – 99 BP
Islamic calendar 103 BH – 102 BH
Julian calendar 522
Korean calendar 2855
Minguo calendar 1390 before ROC
Seleucid era 833/834 AG
Thai solar calendar 1064–1065
Boethius teaching his students (initial of 1385)

Year 522 (DXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Symmachus and Boethius (or, less frequently, year 1275 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 522 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Dhu Nuwas seizes the throne of the Himyarite Kingdom in Yemen. He attacks the Aksumite garrison at Zafar, capturing the city and burning the churches.
  • Dhū Nuwas moves to Najran, a Aksumite stronghold. After accepting the city's capitulation, he massacres the Christian inhabitants. Some sources estimates a death toll up to 20,000.