|Centuries:||5th century – 6th century – 7th century|
|Decades:||530s 540s 550s – 560s – 570s 580s 590s|
|Years:||559 560 561 – 562 – 563 564 565|
|562 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1315|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
3258 or 3198
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
3259 or 3199
|- Vikram Samvat||618–619|
|- Shaka Samvat||484–485|
|- Kali Yuga||3663–3664|
|Iranian calendar||60 BP – 59 BP|
|Islamic calendar||62 BH – 61 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1350 before ROC
|Seleucid era||873/874 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1104–1105|
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Year 562 (DLXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 562 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.
- Emperor Justinian I signs a peace treaty with the Persian Empire. The status quo ante is restored, with Lazica (modern Georgia) in Byzantine hands.
- Belisarius stands trial for corruption in Constantinople, possibly with Procopius acting as praefectus urbi. He is found guilty and sent to prison.
- End of the Lazic War: In the Fifty-Year Peace Treaty, King Khosrau I recognises Lazica as a Byzantine vassal state for an annual payment of 5,000 pounds of gold each year.
- December 23 – Justinian I re-consecrates Hagia Sophia after its dome is rebuilt. Paul the Silentiary, Byzantine poet, writes an epic poem (Ekphrasis).
- King Sigebert I repels an attack on Austrasia by the Avars at Regensburg (Germany). He moves his capital from Reims to Metz (approximate date).
- Spring – Xiao Ming Di, age 20, succeeds his father Xuan Di as emperor of the Chinese Liang Dynasty.
- Silla, by order of king Jinheung, wages war upon Gaya (Three Kingdoms of Korea) and conquers it.
- The secondary capital Taiyuan in Northern Qi is rebuilt and becomes a center of Buddhism.
- The Maya state of Caracol (Belize) defeats king Wak Chan K'awiil (Double Bird) of Tikal in battle.
- Dowager Cao, concubine of Xuan Di
- Dowager Gong, empress mother of Xuan Di
- Procopius, Byzantine historian (approximate date)
- Xuan Di, emperor of the Liang Dynasty (b. 519)
- Frye Ancient Iran
- Arlen Chase and Diane Chase 2008. "What the Hieroglyphs Don't Tell You": Archaeology and History at Caracol, Belize. Mayab 20: 103-108