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This article is about the year 506. For the number, see 506 (number). For other uses, see 506 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 470s  480s  490s  – 500s –  510s  520s  530s
Years: 503 504 505506507 508 509
506 by topic
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Birth and death categories
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506 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 506
Ab urbe condita 1259
Assyrian calendar 5256
Bengali calendar −87
Berber calendar 1456
Buddhist calendar 1050
Burmese calendar −132
Byzantine calendar 6014–6015
Chinese calendar 乙酉(Wood Rooster)
3202 or 3142
    — to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
3203 or 3143
Coptic calendar 222–223
Discordian calendar 1672
Ethiopian calendar 498–499
Hebrew calendar 4266–4267
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 562–563
 - Shaka Samvat 428–429
 - Kali Yuga 3607–3608
Holocene calendar 10506
Iranian calendar 116 BP – 115 BP
Islamic calendar 120 BH – 119 BH
Julian calendar 506
Korean calendar 2839
Minguo calendar 1406 before ROC
Seleucid era 817/818 AG
Thai solar calendar 1048–1049

Year 506 (DVI) 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 Messala and Dagalaiphus (or, less frequently, year 1259 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 506 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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