|522 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1275|
|Balinese saka calendar||443–444|
|Chinese calendar||辛丑年 (Metal Ox)|
3218 or 3158
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壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
3219 or 3159
|- Vikram Samvat||578–579|
|- Shaka Samvat||443–444|
|- Kali Yuga||3622–3623|
|Iranian calendar||100 BP – 99 BP|
|Islamic calendar||103 BH – 102 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1390 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||833/834 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1064–1065|
648 or 267 or −505
— to —
649 or 268 or −504
Year 522 (DXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Symmachus and Boethius (or, less frequently, year 1275 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 522 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.
- Anicius Manlius Severinus Boethius, Roman philosopher, is arrested on charges of having conspired against Theodoric the Great. He is imprisoned at Pavia (Lombardy).
- Amalaric, age 20, is proclaimed king of the Visigoths. His kingdom is threatened from the north by the Burgundians.
- Dhu Nuwas seizes the throne of the Himyarite Kingdom in Yemen. He attacks the Aksumite garrison at Zafar, capturing the city and burning the churches.
- Dhū Nuwas moves to Najran, an Aksumite stronghold. After accepting the city's capitulation, he massacres the Christian inhabitants (some sources estimate a death toll up to 20,000).
- 15 October – Colmán of Cloyne, Irish monk (d. 600)
- Clodoald, Merovingian prince (approximate date)
- Wen Di, emperor of the Chen Dynasty (d. 566)
- Eutharic, son-in-law of Theodoric the Great
- Galan Erilich, king of the Picts (approximate date)
- Liu Xie, Chinese writer (approximate date) (b. 465)