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Millennium: 1st millennium
513 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 513
Ab urbe condita 1266
Assyrian calendar 5263
Balinese saka calendar 434–435
Bengali calendar −80
Berber calendar 1463
Buddhist calendar 1057
Burmese calendar −125
Byzantine calendar 6021–6022
Chinese calendar 壬辰(Water Dragon)
3209 or 3149
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
3210 or 3150
Coptic calendar 229–230
Discordian calendar 1679
Ethiopian calendar 505–506
Hebrew calendar 4273–4274
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 569–570
 - Shaka Samvat 434–435
 - Kali Yuga 3613–3614
Holocene calendar 10513
Iranian calendar 109 BP – 108 BP
Islamic calendar 112 BH – 111 BH
Javanese calendar 400–401
Julian calendar 513
Korean calendar 2846
Minguo calendar 1399 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −955
Seleucid era 824/825 AG
Thai solar calendar 1055–1056
Tibetan calendar 阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
639 or 258 or −514
    — to —
(female Water-Snake)
640 or 259 or −513
Vigor becomes bishop of Bayeux (6th century)

Year 513 (DXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Probus and Clementinus (or, less frequently, year 1266 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 513 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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  • Revolt of Vitalian: Vitalian, Byzantine general, revolts against Emperor Anastasius I and conquers a large part of the Diocese of Thrace. He gains the support of the local people and assembles an army of 50,000–60,000 men.
  • Anastasius I reduces taxes in the provinces of Bithynia and Asia, to prevent them from joining the rebellion. Vitalian marches to Constantinople and encamps at the suburb of Hebdomon (modern Turkey).
  • Anastasius I sends an embassy under the former consul Patricius to start negotiations. Vitalian declares his aims: restoration of Chalcedonian Orthodoxy and the settling of the Thracian foederati.[1]
  • Vitalian accepts an agreement and returns with his army to Lower Moesia. After a few inconclusive skirmishes, Anastasius I sends a Byzantine army (80,000 men) under his nephew Hypatius.
  • Vitalian defeats the Byzantines at Acris (Bulgaria), on the Black Sea coast. He attacks their fortified Laager in darkness, and in a crushing defeat kills a large part of the imperial army.


  • King Kavadh I adopts the doctrine of the Mazdakites, and breaks the influence of the magnates' (nobility).[2]
  • The Jewish community revolts at Ctesiphon against Mazdakism, and establishes an independent Jewish kingdom that lasts for seven years.[3]

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  1. ^ Martindale, Jones & Morris 1980, p. 840
  2. ^ Richard Nelson Frye, The History of Ancient Iran, Vol.3, (Beck'sche Verlangbuchhandlung, 1984), p. 323
  3. ^ https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/judaica/ejud_0002_0003_0_01807.html