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This article is about the year 563. For the number, see 563 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 530s  540s  550s  – 560s –  570s  580s  590s
Years: 560 561 562563564 565 566
563 by topic
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563 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 563
Ab urbe condita 1316
Armenian calendar 12
Assyrian calendar 5313
Bengali calendar −30
Berber calendar 1513
Buddhist calendar 1107
Burmese calendar −75
Byzantine calendar 6071–6072
Chinese calendar 壬午(Water Horse)
3259 or 3199
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
3260 or 3200
Coptic calendar 279–280
Discordian calendar 1729
Ethiopian calendar 555–556
Hebrew calendar 4323–4324
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 619–620
 - Shaka Samvat 485–486
 - Kali Yuga 3664–3665
Holocene calendar 10563
Iranian calendar 59 BP – 58 BP
Islamic calendar 61 BH – 60 BH
Julian calendar 563
Korean calendar 2896
Minguo calendar 1349 before ROC
Seleucid era 874/875 AG
Thai solar calendar 1105–1106
Columba at the gate of Bridei's fort (Scotland)

Year 563 (DLXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. The denomination 563 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 Tauredunum event,[2] mountain landslide into the Rhone river destroys a fort and two villages and creates a tsunami in Lake Geneva. The wave which reaches Lausanne is thirteen metres high, and eight metres high by the time it hits Geneva. Describing the event, Marius Aventicensis writes that the tsunami "devastated very old villages with their men and cattle, it even destroyed many sacred places", and swept away "the bridge in Geneva, windmills and men".[3]

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  1. ^ P. Heather, The Fall of the Roman Empire: "A New History of Rome and the Barbarians", p. 283
  2. ^ "Lake Geneva 'may face tsunami risk'". Daily Telegraph. 28 October 2012. Retrieved 28 October 2012. 
  3. ^ "Des chercheurs reconstituent le tsunami du lac Léman de l’an 563", Le Monde, 28 October 2012