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This article is about the year 56. For the number, see 56 (number). For the Chinese video sharing website, see 56.com. For other uses, see 56 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s  30s  40s  – 50s –  60s  70s  80s
Years: 53 54 555657 58 59
56 by topic
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Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
56 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 56
Ab urbe condita 809
Assyrian calendar 4806
Bengali calendar −537
Berber calendar 1006
Buddhist calendar 600
Burmese calendar −582
Byzantine calendar 5564–5565
Chinese calendar 乙卯(Wood Rabbit)
2752 or 2692
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2753 or 2693
Coptic calendar −228 – −227
Discordian calendar 1222
Ethiopian calendar 48–49
Hebrew calendar 3816–3817
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 112–113
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3157–3158
Holocene calendar 10056
Iranian calendar 566 BP – 565 BP
Islamic calendar 583 BH – 582 BH
Julian calendar 56
Korean calendar 2389
Minguo calendar 1856 before ROC
Seleucid era 367/368 AG
Thai solar calendar 598–599

Year 56 (LVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known in the Roman Empire as the Year of the Consulship of Saturninus and Scipio (or, less frequently, year 809 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 56 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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  • The Jianwu era of the Eastern Han Dynasty changes to the Jianwuzhongyuan era.