542 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
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542 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar542 BC
DXLI BC
Ab urbe condita212
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 123
- PharaohAmasis II, 29
Ancient Greek era59th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4209
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1134
Berber calendar409
Buddhist calendar3
Burmese calendar−1179
Byzantine calendar4967–4968
Chinese calendar戊午(Earth Horse)
2155 or 2095
    — to —
己未年 (Earth Goat)
2156 or 2096
Coptic calendar−825 – −824
Discordian calendar625
Ethiopian calendar−549 – −548
Hebrew calendar3219–3220
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−485 – −484
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2559–2560
Holocene calendar9459
Iranian calendar1163 BP – 1162 BP
Islamic calendar1199 BH – 1198 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1792
Minguo calendar2453 before ROC
民前2453年
Nanakshahi calendar−2009
Thai solar calendar1–2
Tibetan calendar阳土马年
(male Earth-Horse)
−415 or −796 or −1568
    — to —
阴土羊年
(female Earth-Goat)
−414 or −795 or −1567

The year 542 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 212 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 542 BC 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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