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1559 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar1559
Ab urbe condita2312
Armenian calendar1008
Assyrian calendar6309
Balinese saka calendar1480-1481
Bengali calendar966
Berber calendar2509
English Regnal yearEliz. 1 - 2 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar2103
Burmese calendar921
Byzantine calendar7067-7068
Chinese calendar? (Earth Horse)
4255 or 4195
    -- to --
(Earth Goat)
4256 or 4196
Coptic calendar1275-1276
Discordian calendar2725
Ethiopian calendar1551-1552
Hebrew calendar5319-5320
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1615-1616
 - Shaka Samvat1480-1481
 - Kali Yuga4659-4660
Holocene calendar11559
Igbo calendar559-560
Iranian calendar937-938
Islamic calendar966-967
Japanese calendarEiroku 2
Javanese calendar1478-1479
Julian calendar1559
Korean calendar3892
Minguo calendar353 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar91
Thai solar calendar2101-2102
Tibetan calendar?
(male Earth-Horse)
1685 or 1304 or 532
    -- to --
(female Earth-Goat)
1686 or 1305 or 533

Year 1559 (MDLIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.




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Emperor Nurhaci born on February 19
Lawrence of Brindisi born on July 22
Jacques Sirmond born on October 12


King Christian III of Denmark and Norway died on New Year's Day, January 1, 1559
King Christian II of Denmark, Norway and Sweden died on January 25, 1559
King Henry II of France died on July 10, 1559
Pope Paul IV died on August 18, 1559


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  5. ^ G.R. Elton, ed. The New Cambridge Modern History, Vol. 2: The Reformation, 1520-1559 (1st ed. 1958); Lewis Spitz, The Protestant Reformation: 1517-1559 (2003).
  6. ^ Austin, Gregory. "Chronology of Psychoactive Substance Use". Drugs & Society. Comitas Institute for Anthropological Study. Archived from the original on October 12, 2011. Retrieved 2011.

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