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Millennium: 2nd millennium
1587 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1587
Ab urbe condita 2340
Armenian calendar 1036
Assyrian calendar 6337
Balinese saka calendar 1508–1509
Bengali calendar 994
Berber calendar 2537
English Regnal year 29 Eliz. 1 – 30 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2131
Burmese calendar 949
Byzantine calendar 7095–7096
Chinese calendar 丙戌(Fire Dog)
4283 or 4223
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
4284 or 4224
Coptic calendar 1303–1304
Discordian calendar 2753
Ethiopian calendar 1579–1580
Hebrew calendar 5347–5348
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1643–1644
 - Shaka Samvat 1508–1509
 - Kali Yuga 4687–4688
Holocene calendar 11587
Igbo calendar 587–588
Iranian calendar 965–966
Islamic calendar 995–996
Japanese calendar Tenshō 15
Javanese calendar 1506–1507
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3920
Minguo calendar 325 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 119
Thai solar calendar 2129–2130
Tibetan calendar 阳火狗年
(male Fire-Dog)
1713 or 1332 or 560
    — to —
(female Fire-Pig)
1714 or 1333 or 561

1587 (MDLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar and a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar, the 1587th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 587th year of the 2nd millennium, the 87th year of the 16th century, and the 8th year of the 1580s decade. As of the start of 1587, the Gregorian calendar was 10 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.




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