Year 492 (CDXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Anastasius and Rufus (or, less frequently, year 1245 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 492 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.
|Ab urbe condita||1245|
|Balinese saka calendar||413–414|
|Chinese calendar||辛未年 (Metal Goat)|
3188 or 3128
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壬申年 (Water Monkey)
3189 or 3129
|- Vikram Samvat||548–549|
|- Shaka Samvat||413–414|
|- Kali Yuga||3592–3593|
|Iranian calendar||130 BP – 129 BP|
|Islamic calendar||134 BH – 133 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1420 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||803/804 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1034–1035|
618 or 237 or −535
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619 or 238 or −534
- Isaurian War: The Isaurians begin a revolt against Emperor Anastasius I in southern Central Anatolia.
- Battle of Cotyaeum: The Isaurian rebels are defeated by the Eastern Roman army, under John the Scythian and John the Hunchback (subordinate commanders include the future Justin I). They retreat to their mountain fortresses, and continue guerrilla warfare against the Roman forces until 497.
- King Theoderic the Great conquers Rimini, and brings his Ostrogoth fleet to blockade the harbours 6 miles from the capital of Ravenna. Important provisions, food and supplies are cut off, and the inhabitants are starved to death.
- March 1 – Pope Felix III dies after a 9-year reign in which he has excommunicated Patriarch Acacius of Constantinople, thus dividing the Western Church and Eastern Church (Acacian schism). He is succeeded by Gelasius I as the 49th pope.
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