|Centuries:||4th century – 5th century – 6th century|
|Decades:||460s 470s 480s – 490s – 500s 510s 520s|
|Years:||492 493 494 – 495 – 496 497 498|
|495 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1248|
|Chinese calendar||甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
3191 or 3131
— to —
乙亥年 (Wood Pig)
3192 or 3132
|- Vikram Samvat||551–552|
|- Shaka Samvat||417–418|
|- Kali Yuga||3596–3597|
|Iranian calendar||127 BP – 126 BP|
|Islamic calendar||131 BH – 130 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1417 before ROC
|Seleucid era||806/807 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1037–1038|
Year 495 (CDXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Viator without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1248 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 495 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.
- Cerdic of Wessex and his son, Cynric, land somewhere on the south coast, probably near the Hampshire-Dorset border. Their followers establish the beginnings of the Kingdom of Wessex.
- Emperor Xiao Wen Di of Northern Wei builds the Shaolin Monastery (Henan) for the monk Batuo. For founding alternate date see 477 or 497).
- Pope Gelasius I gains support from Italian bishops in his assertion that the spiritual power of the papacy is superior to the emperor's temporal authority. Like his predecessors, the pope opposes the Byzantine emperor Anastasius I efforts to establish Miaphysite doctrine.
- Amalasuntha, queen of the Ostrogoths (approximate date)
- Chlodomer, king of the Franks (d. 524)
- Finnian of Moville, Irish bishop (d. 589)
- Guntheuc, princes of Burgundy (d. c. 532)
- Husi Chun, general of Northern Wei (d. 537)
- Theudebert I, king of Austrasia (approximate date)