Year 542 (DXLII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. From this year forward, the appointment of particular Roman consuls was abandoned and the office was merged with that of Byzantine emperor. Thus, the consular year dating was abandoned in practice, even though it formally remained until the end of the 9th century. The denomination 542 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium
542 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar542
Ab urbe condita1295
Assyrian calendar5292
Balinese saka calendar463–464
Bengali calendar−51
Berber calendar1492
Buddhist calendar1086
Burmese calendar−96
Byzantine calendar6050–6051
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
3239 or 3032
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
3240 or 3033
Coptic calendar258–259
Discordian calendar1708
Ethiopian calendar534–535
Hebrew calendar4302–4303
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat598–599
 - Shaka Samvat463–464
 - Kali Yuga3642–3643
Holocene calendar10542
Iranian calendar80 BP – 79 BP
Islamic calendar83 BH – 81 BH
Javanese calendar429–430
Julian calendar542
Korean calendar2875
Minguo calendar1370 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−926
Seleucid era853/854 AG
Thai solar calendar1084–1085
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
668 or 287 or −485
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
669 or 288 or −484
King Totila razes the walls of Florence

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References edit

  1. ^ Farrokh 2007, p. 235
  2. ^ Antonopoulos, 1980
  3. ^ J.B. Bury, 1923. History of the later Roman Empire, chapter XIX

Sources edit

  • Antonopoulos, J. (1980), Data from investigation of seismic Sea waves events in the Eastern Mediterranean from 500 to 1000 A.D., Annals of Geophysics