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This article is about the year 53. For the number, see 53 (number). For other uses, see 53 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
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Years: 50 51 525354 55 56
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53 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 53
Ab urbe condita 806
Assyrian calendar 4803
Bengali calendar −540
Berber calendar 1003
Buddhist calendar 597
Burmese calendar −585
Byzantine calendar 5561–5562
Chinese calendar 壬子(Water Rat)
2749 or 2689
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
2750 or 2690
Coptic calendar −231 – −230
Discordian calendar 1219
Ethiopian calendar 45–46
Hebrew calendar 3813–3814
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 109–110
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3153–3154
Holocene calendar 10053
Iranian calendar 569 BP – 568 BP
Islamic calendar 587 BH – 585 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 53
Korean calendar 2386
Minguo calendar 1859 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1415
Seleucid era 364/365 AG
Thai solar calendar 595–596

Year 53 (LIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Silanus and Antonius (or, less frequently, year 806 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 53 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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  • Seneca writes the tragedy Agamemnon, which he intends to be read as the last chapter of a trilogy including two of his other tragedies, Medea and Edipus.