AD 56 (LVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known in the Roman Empire as the Year of the Consulship of Saturninus and Scipio (or, less frequently, year 809 Ab urbe condita).[1] The denomination AD 56 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.[2]

Millennium: 1st millennium
AD 56 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 56
Ab urbe condita809
Assyrian calendar4806
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−537
Berber calendar1006
Buddhist calendar600
Burmese calendar−582
Byzantine calendar5564–5565
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
2752 or 2692
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2753 or 2693
Coptic calendar−228 – −227
Discordian calendar1222
Ethiopian calendar48–49
Hebrew calendar3816–3817
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat112–113
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3156–3157
Holocene calendar10056
Iranian calendar566 BP – 565 BP
Islamic calendar583 BH – 582 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 56
Korean calendar2389
Minguo calendar1856 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1412
Seleucid era367/368 AG
Thai solar calendar598–599
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
182 or −199 or −971
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
183 or −198 or −970


By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit

Asian CalendarEdit

  • The Jianwu era of the Eastern Han Dynasty changes to the Jianwuzhongyuan era.[5]




  1. ^ Platina (1471). The Lives of the Popes: From the Time of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, to the Reign of Sixtus IV. C. Wilkinson. p. 7.
  2. ^ Fabry, Merrill (August 31, 2016). "Now You Know: When Did People Start Saying That the Year Was 'A.D.'?". Time. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  3. ^ Cartwright, Mark (March 6, 2018). "The Roman-Parthian War 58-63 CE". World History Encyclopedia. Archived from the original on April 17, 2021. Retrieved October 13, 2021.
  4. ^ Fontán, Antonio (2002). Humanismo y pervivencia del mundo clásico. Ediciones del Laberinto. p. 1284. ISBN 9788484831563.
  5. ^ Hing, Ming Hung (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. Algora Publishing. ISBN 9781628944181.
  6. ^ Tacitus (2018). The Histories and The Annals. e-artnow. ISBN 9788027244300.
  7. ^ Pliny the Elder, Natural History VII.62