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This article is about the year 1557.
Millennium: 2nd millennium
1557 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1557
Ab urbe condita 2310
Armenian calendar 1006
Assyrian calendar 6307
Balinese saka calendar 1478–1479
Bengali calendar 964
Berber calendar 2507
English Regnal year Ph. & M. – 4 Ph. & M.
Buddhist calendar 2101
Burmese calendar 919
Byzantine calendar 7065–7066
Chinese calendar 丙辰(Fire Dragon)
4253 or 4193
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
4254 or 4194
Coptic calendar 1273–1274
Discordian calendar 2723
Ethiopian calendar 1549–1550
Hebrew calendar 5317–5318
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1613–1614
 - Shaka Samvat 1478–1479
 - Kali Yuga 4657–4658
Holocene calendar 11557
Igbo calendar 557–558
Iranian calendar 935–936
Islamic calendar 964–965
Japanese calendar Kōji 3
Javanese calendar 1476–1477
Julian calendar 1557
Korean calendar 3890
Minguo calendar 355 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 89
Thai solar calendar 2099–2100
The first known equation, equivalent to 14x+15=71 in modern syntax.

Year 1557 (MDLVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.




Date unknown

  • German adventurer Hans Staden publishes a widely translated account of his detention by the Tupí people of Brazil, Warhaftige Historia und beschreibung eyner Landtschafft der Wilden Nacketen, Grimmigen Menschfresser-Leuthen in der Newenwelt America gelegen ("True Story and Description of a Country of Wild, Naked, Grim, Man-eating People in the New World, America").


Matthias, Holy Roman Emperor, born on February 24


John III of Portugal died on June 11, 1557
Jacques Cartier died on September 1, 1557
Emperor Go-Nara of Japan died on September 27, 1557


  1. ^ Archer, Christon; et al. (2002). World History of Warfare. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. p. 251. ISBN 978-0-8032-4423-8. 
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