536

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
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536 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar536
DXXXVI
Ab urbe condita1289
Assyrian calendar5286
Balinese saka calendar457–458
Bengali calendar−57
Berber calendar1486
Buddhist calendar1080
Burmese calendar−102
Byzantine calendar6044–6045
Chinese calendar乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
3232 or 3172
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
3233 or 3173
Coptic calendar252–253
Discordian calendar1702
Ethiopian calendar528–529
Hebrew calendar4296–4297
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat592–593
 - Shaka Samvat457–458
 - Kali Yuga3636–3637
Holocene calendar10536
Iranian calendar86 BP – 85 BP
Islamic calendar89 BH – 88 BH
Javanese calendar423–424
Julian calendar536
DXXXVI
Korean calendar2869
Minguo calendar1376 before ROC
民前1376年
Nanakshahi calendar−932
Seleucid era847/848 AG
Thai solar calendar1078–1079
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
662 or 281 or −491
    — to —
阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
663 or 282 or −490
Pope Agapetus I (535–536)

Year 536 (Roman numerals: DXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the "Year after the Consulship of Belisarius" (or, less frequently, "year 1289 Ab urbe condita"). The denomination 536 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.

In 2018, a medieval scholar nominated 536 as "the worst year to be alive" because of a volcanic eruption, possibly in Iceland, early in the year, that caused average temperatures in Europe and China to decline and resulting in crop failures and famine for well over a year.[1]

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  • March – Belisarius sails to Carthage with 1,000 men, to suppress a mutiny against Solomon. Meanwhile the capital is besieged by 9,000 rebels, including many Vandals, under Stotzas. Belisarius defeats the mutineers and hurries back to Sicily.

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Famine is described as "U536.3, Failure of bread" in the Annals of Ulster.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Gibbons, Ann (November 15, 2018). "Why 536 was 'the worst year to be alive". Science. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. ^ Bury, 1958 & p. 143–144
  3. ^ Bury (1923), Ch. XVIII, p. 180
  4. ^ Bury (1923), Vol. II, Ch. XVIII, p. 174
  5. ^ Procopius, De Bello Gothico I.VII
  6. ^ Bambury, Beechinor 2000, pp. U536.3.

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