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This article is about the year 527. For the number, see 527 (number). For the political lobbying groups, see 527 group.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 490s  500s  510s  – 520s –  530s  540s  550s
Years: 524 525 526527528 529 530
527 by topic
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527 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 527
Ab urbe condita 1280
Assyrian calendar 5277
Bengali calendar −66
Berber calendar 1477
Buddhist calendar 1071
Burmese calendar −111
Byzantine calendar 6035–6036
Chinese calendar 丙午(Fire Horse)
3223 or 3163
    — to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3224 or 3164
Coptic calendar 243–244
Discordian calendar 1693
Ethiopian calendar 519–520
Hebrew calendar 4287–4288
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 583–584
 - Shaka Samvat 449–450
 - Kali Yuga 3628–3629
Holocene calendar 10527
Iranian calendar 95 BP – 94 BP
Islamic calendar 98 BH – 97 BH
Julian calendar 527
Korean calendar 2860
Minguo calendar 1385 before ROC
Seleucid era 838/839 AG
Thai solar calendar 1069–1070
Emperor Justinian I (527–565)

Year 527 (DXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Mavortius without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1280 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 527 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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Byzantine Empire[edit]

  • April 1 – Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler as an incurable wound saps his strength.
  • August 1 – Justin I, age 77, dies at Constantinople and is succeeded by Justinian I who becomes sole emperor.
  • Justinian I reorganises the command structure of the Byzantine army and fields a small but highly trained army.
  • Justinian I appoints Belisarius to command the Eastern army in Armenia and on the Byzantine-Persian frontier.



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