539 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
539 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 539 BC
Ab urbe condita 215
Ancient Egypt era XXVI dynasty, 126
- Pharaoh Amasis II, 32
Ancient Greek era 60th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar 4212
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1131
Berber calendar 412
Buddhist calendar 6
Burmese calendar −1176
Byzantine calendar 4970–4971
Chinese calendar 辛酉(Metal Rooster)
2158 or 2098
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2159 or 2099
Coptic calendar −822 – −821
Discordian calendar 628
Ethiopian calendar −546 – −545
Hebrew calendar 3222–3223
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −482 – −481
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2562–2563
Holocene calendar 9462
Iranian calendar 1160 BP – 1159 BP
Islamic calendar 1196 BH – 1195 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1795
Minguo calendar 2450 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −2006
Thai solar calendar 4–5
Tibetan calendar 阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
−412 or −793 or −1565
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
−411 or −792 or −1564

The year 539 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 215 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 539 BC 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.


By place

The Cyrus cylinder: a contemporary cuneiform script proclaims Cyrus the Great as legitimate king of Babylon.

Near East




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