548

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This article is about the year 548. For the number, see 548 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 510s  520s  530s  – 540s –  550s  560s  570s
Years: 545 546 547548549 550 551
548 by topic
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548 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 548
DXLVIII
Ab urbe condita 1301
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5298
Bahá'í calendar −1296 – −1295
Bengali calendar −45
Berber calendar 1498
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1092
Burmese calendar −90
Byzantine calendar 6056–6057
Chinese calendar 丁卯(Fire Rabbit)
3244 or 3184
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3245 or 3185
Coptic calendar 264–265
Discordian calendar 1714
Ethiopian calendar 540–541
Hebrew calendar 4308–4309
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 604–605
 - Shaka Samvat 470–471
 - Kali Yuga 3649–3650
Holocene calendar 10548
Igbo calendar −452 – −451
Iranian calendar 74 BP – 73 BP
Islamic calendar 76 BH – 75 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 548
DXLVIII
Korean calendar 2881
Minguo calendar 1364 before ROC
民前1364年
Thai solar calendar 1091
Empress Theodora I (c. 500–548)

Year 548 (DXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 548 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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Byzantine Empire[edit]

Europe[edit]

Persia[edit]

  • Lazic War: King Gubazes II revolts against the Persians and requests for aid from Justinian I. He sends a Byzantine expeditionary force (8,000 men) to Lazica (modern Georgia).
  • Gubazes II besieges the fortress of Petra, located on the Black Sea. The Persian army under Mermeroes defeat a small Byzantine force guarding the mountain passes and relieve Petra.
  • Mermeroes stations a garrison of 3,000 men in the stronghold of Petra and marched to Armenia. The Persians lack of sufficient supplies, securing the supply routes and plunder Lazica.

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