553

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
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553 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 553
DLIII
Ab urbe condita 1306
Armenian calendar 2
ԹՎ Բ
Assyrian calendar 5303
Balinese saka calendar 474–475
Bengali calendar −40
Berber calendar 1503
Buddhist calendar 1097
Burmese calendar −85
Byzantine calendar 6061–6062
Chinese calendar 壬申(Water Monkey)
3249 or 3189
    — to —
癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
3250 or 3190
Coptic calendar 269–270
Discordian calendar 1719
Ethiopian calendar 545–546
Hebrew calendar 4313–4314
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 609–610
 - Shaka Samvat 474–475
 - Kali Yuga 3653–3654
Holocene calendar 10553
Iranian calendar 69 BP – 68 BP
Islamic calendar 71 BH – 70 BH
Javanese calendar 441–442
Julian calendar 553
DLIII
Korean calendar 2886
Minguo calendar 1359 before ROC
民前1359年
Nanakshahi calendar −915
Seleucid era 864/865 AG
Thai solar calendar 1095–1096
Tibetan calendar 阳水猴年
(male Water-Monkey)
679 or 298 or −474
    — to —
阴水鸡年
(female Water-Rooster)
680 or 299 or −473

Year 553 (DLIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 553 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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  • Gothic War: Frankish invasion — Two Frankish-Alemanni dukes, brothers Lothair and Buccelin, cross the Alps from Germany with a force of 75,000 men, mostly Frankish infantry. In the Po Valley, they win an easy victory over a much smaller Byzantine force at Parma, and are joined by remnants of the Gothic armies, bringing the total strength of the invaders to about 90,000 men. Narses, gathering his forces as quickly as possible, marches north to harass the Franks, but is not strong enough to engage them in battle. In Samnium (Southern Italy) the brothers divide their forces: Lothaire goes down the east coast, then returns to the north, to winter in the Po Valley. Buccelin follows the west coast to the very toe of the boot into Calabria, where he spends the winter — his army being seriously wasted by attrition and disease.

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