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Year 428 (CDXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Felix and Taurus (or, less frequently, year 1181 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 428 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||1181|
|Balinese saka calendar||349–350|
|Chinese calendar||丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)|
3124 or 3064
— to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3125 or 3065
|- Vikram Samvat||484–485|
|- Shaka Samvat||349–350|
|- Kali Yuga||3528–3529|
|Iranian calendar||194 BP – 193 BP|
|Islamic calendar||200 BH – 199 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1484 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||739/740 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||970–971|
554 or 173 or −599
— to —
555 or 174 or −598
- Bonifacius, Roman governor of Africa, calls in the support of the Vandals to help him with his revolt in the province, in revenge for the hostile action of empress Galla Placidia (see 427), ruling on behalf of her son Valentinian III.
- Flavius Felix is elected consul for the Western Empire and issues consular diptychs during his political office.
- King Gunderic, age 49, dies after a reign of 21 years, and is succeeded by his half-brother Genseric. He is styled with the title Rex Wandalorum et Alanorum ("King of the Vandals and Alans"). Genseric increases his power and wealth in the residence of the province of Hispania Baetica (Southern Spain).
- King Vortigern invites a number of Germanic warriors to aid him in consolidating his position in Britain, according to the Historia Brittonum. He hires Saxons who are probably settled in Kent as mercenaries to fight against the Picts and the Scots beyond Hadrian's Wall.
- Chlodio, king of the Salian Franks, invades Northern Gaul and defeats the Roman army at Cambrai. He extends his kingdom south to the River Somme and makes Tournai (modern Belgium) his residence. Frankish expansion changes the borders, founding Francia.
- Artaxias IV, last king of Greater Armenia, is deposed by Bahram V. The Arshakuni Dynasty ends and the kingdom becomes a province of the Persian Empire.
- April 10 – Nestorius is made patriarch of Constantinople. He preaches a new doctrine that will be called Nestorianism. It makes a distinction between the divine and human natures of Jesus but comes under immediate attack from pope Celestine I and Cyril of Alexandria.
- Hydatius becomes bishop of Aquae Flaviae in Gallaecia (modern Chaves) in Portugal.
- John succeeds Theodotus as patriarch of Antioch, and gives his support to Nestorius.
- Euthymius the Great builds a monastery in Palestine, near the Dead Sea.