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Year 499 (CDXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Iohannes without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1252 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 499 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||1252|
|Balinese saka calendar||420–421|
|Chinese calendar||戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)|
3195 or 3135
— to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
3196 or 3136
|- Vikram Samvat||555–556|
|- Shaka Samvat||420–421|
|- Kali Yuga||3599–3600|
|Iranian calendar||123 BP – 122 BP|
|Islamic calendar||127 BH – 126 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1413 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||810/811 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1041–1042|
625 or 244 or −528
— to —
626 or 245 or −527
- April 26 – Emperor Emperor Xiaowen of Northern Wei dies of starvation in his capital at Luoyang, after a 27-year reign in which he has Sinicized his tribal relatives (Tuoba clan), created a Chinese-style government and instituted a land-reform program.
- Crown prince Xuan Wu Di, age 16, succeeds his father Xiaowen and becomes emperor of Northern Wei. He appoints his uncle Yuan Xie provincial governor, who serves temporarily as regent to form a new government.
- The 499 Nicopolis earthquake took place in September 499. It affected the cities of Nicopolis, Neocaesarea (modern Niksar), Arsamosata, and Abarne. The earthquake took place in the borders between the regions of Mesopotamia, Pontus, and Roman Armenia. It seemingly belongs to the cultural areas of Anatolia (Asia Minor) and Mesopotamia.
- March 1 – During a synod in Rome, which is attended by 72 bishops and all of the Roman clergy, Pope Symmachus makes Antipope Laurentius bishop of the diocese of Nocera in Campania.
- Guidoboni, Traina, 1995
- Guidoboni, Emanuela; Traina, Giusto (1995), A new catalogue of earthquakes in the historical Armenian area from antiquity to the 12th century, Annals of Geophysics