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Millennium: 1st millennium
534 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar534
Ab urbe condita1287
Assyrian calendar5284
Balinese saka calendar455–456
Bengali calendar−59
Berber calendar1484
Buddhist calendar1078
Burmese calendar−104
Byzantine calendar6042–6043
Chinese calendar癸丑年 (Water Ox)
3230 or 3170
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3231 or 3171
Coptic calendar250–251
Discordian calendar1700
Ethiopian calendar526–527
Hebrew calendar4294–4295
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat590–591
 - Shaka Samvat455–456
 - Kali Yuga3634–3635
Holocene calendar10534
Iranian calendar88 BP – 87 BP
Islamic calendar91 BH – 90 BH
Javanese calendar421–422
Julian calendar534
Korean calendar2867
Minguo calendar1378 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−934
Seleucid era845/846 AG
Thai solar calendar1076–1077
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
660 or 279 or −493
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
661 or 280 or −492
Medallion commemorating the Vandalic War

Year 534 (DXXXIV) 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 Iustinianus and Paulinus (or, less frequently, year 1287 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 534 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]

  • January 1Decimus Theodorius Paulinus is appointed consul (the last to hold this office in the West).
  • March – King Gelimer surrenders to Belisarius, after spending a winter in the mountains of Numidia. He and large numbers of captured Vandals are transported to Constantinople. The Vandal Kingdom ends, and the African provinces return to the Byzantine Empire.
  • April – Belisarius leaves a small force in Africa under the Byzantine general Solomon, to continue the subjugation of the province. He is appointed governor (Exarch) and pacifies the Moorish tribes with success. Malta becomes a Byzantine province (until 870).
  • Summer – Belisarius arrives in Constantinople and is permitted by Emperor Justinian I to celebrate a triumph, the first non-imperial triumph for over 500 years. In the procession the spoils of the Temple of Jerusalem and the Vandal treasure are paraded.
  • Justinian I commemorates the victory against the Vandals by stamping medals in his honor with the inscription "Gloria Romanorum" (approximate date).
  • November 16 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.





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