556

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This article is about the year 556. For the number, see 556 (number). For other uses, see 556 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 520s  530s  540s  – 550s –  560s  570s  580s
Years: 553 554 555556557 558 559
556 by topic
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556 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 556
DLVI
Ab urbe condita 1309
Armenian calendar 5
ԹՎ Ե
Assyrian calendar 5306
Bahá'í calendar −1288 – −1287
Bengali calendar −37
Berber calendar 1506
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1100
Burmese calendar −82
Byzantine calendar 6064–6065
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood Pig)
3252 or 3192
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
3253 or 3193
Coptic calendar 272–273
Discordian calendar 1722
Ethiopian calendar 548–549
Hebrew calendar 4316–4317
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 612–613
 - Shaka Samvat 478–479
 - Kali Yuga 3657–3658
Holocene calendar 10556
Igbo calendar −444 – −443
Iranian calendar 66 BP – 65 BP
Islamic calendar 68 BH – 67 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 556
DLVI
Korean calendar 2889
Minguo calendar 1356 before ROC
民前1356年
Thai solar calendar 1099

Year 556 (DLVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 556 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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  1. ^ Myres, p. 162
  2. ^ Bury & 1958 p. 119; Martindale et al. p. 752, 845–846; Greatrex, Lieu & 2002 p. 121
  3. ^ Martindale, Jones & Morris (1992), p. 81–82