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This article is about the year 559. For the number, see 559 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 520s  530s  540s  – 550s –  560s  570s  580s
Years: 556 557 558559560 561 562
559 by topic
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559 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 559
DLIX
Ab urbe condita 1312
Armenian calendar 8
ԹՎ Ը
Assyrian calendar 5309
Bahá'í calendar −1285 – −1284
Bengali calendar −34
Berber calendar 1509
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1103
Burmese calendar −79
Byzantine calendar 6067–6068
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
3255 or 3195
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
3256 or 3196
Coptic calendar 275–276
Discordian calendar 1725
Ethiopian calendar 551–552
Hebrew calendar 4319–4320
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 615–616
 - Shaka Samvat 481–482
 - Kali Yuga 3660–3661
Holocene calendar 10559
Igbo calendar −441 – −440
Iranian calendar 63 BP – 62 BP
Islamic calendar 65 BH – 64 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 559
DLIX
Korean calendar 2892
Minguo calendar 1353 before ROC
民前1353年
Thai solar calendar 1102
Emperor Wen Di (522–566)

Year 559 (DLIX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 559 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. ^ (永定三年)使元黄头与诸囚自金凤台各乘纸鸱以飞,黄头独能至紫陌乃堕,仍付御史中丞毕义云饿杀之。 (Rendering: [In the 3rd year of Yongding, 559], Gao Yang conducted an experiment by having Yuan Huangtou and a few prisoners launch themselves from a tower in Ye, capital of the Northern Qi. Yuan Huangtou was the only one who survived from this flight, as he glided over the city-wall and fell at Zimo [western segment of Ye] safely, but he was later executed.) Zizhi Tongjian 167.