588

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This article is about the year 588. For the number, see 588 (number). For other uses, see 588 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 550s  560s  570s  – 580s –  590s  600s  610s
Years: 585 586 587588589 590 591
588 by topic
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588 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 588
DLXXXVIII
Ab urbe condita 1341
Armenian calendar 37
ԹՎ ԼԷ
Assyrian calendar 5338
Bahá'í calendar −1256 – −1255
Bengali calendar −5
Berber calendar 1538
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1132
Burmese calendar −50
Byzantine calendar 6096–6097
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
3284 or 3224
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3285 or 3225
Coptic calendar 304–305
Discordian calendar 1754
Ethiopian calendar 580–581
Hebrew calendar 4348–4349
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 644–645
 - Shaka Samvat 510–511
 - Kali Yuga 3689–3690
Holocene calendar 10588
Igbo calendar −412 – −411
Iranian calendar 34 BP – 33 BP
Islamic calendar 35 BH – 34 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 588
DLXXXVIII
Korean calendar 2921
Minguo calendar 1324 before ROC
民前1324年
Thai solar calendar 1131

Year 588 (DLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 588 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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Religion[edit]

  • The Skellig Michael monastery is founded on a steep rocky island off the coast of Ireland (approximate date).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Anglo-Saxon Chronicle (MS A) s.a. 588
  2. ^ Tony Jaques, Dictionary of Battles and Sieges: F–O, (Greenwood Publishing Group, 2007), p. 463
  3. ^ Zizhi Tongjian, vol. 176