Millennium: 1st millennium
527 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar527
Ab urbe condita1280
Assyrian calendar5277
Balinese saka calendar448–449
Bengali calendar−66
Berber calendar1477
Buddhist calendar1071
Burmese calendar−111
Byzantine calendar6035–6036
Chinese calendar丙午(Fire Horse)
3223 or 3163
    — to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3224 or 3164
Coptic calendar243–244
Discordian calendar1693
Ethiopian calendar519–520
Hebrew calendar4287–4288
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat583–584
 - Shaka Samvat448–449
 - Kali Yuga3627–3628
Holocene calendar10527
Iranian calendar95 BP – 94 BP
Islamic calendar98 BH – 97 BH
Javanese calendar414–415
Julian calendar527
Korean calendar2860
Minguo calendar1385 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−941
Seleucid era838/839 AG
Thai solar calendar1069–1070
Tibetan calendar阳火马年
(male Fire-Horse)
653 or 272 or −500
    — to —
(female Fire-Goat)
654 or 273 or −499
Emperor Justinian I (527–565)

Year 527 (DXXVII) 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 Mavortius without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1280 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 527 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.


By place

Byzantine Empire

  • April 1 – Emperor Justin I names his nephew Justinian I as co-ruler, as an incurable wound saps his strength.
  • August 1 – Justin I, age 77, dies at Constantinople and is succeeded by Justinian I, who becomes sole emperor.
  • Justinian I reorganises the command structure of the Byzantine army, and fields a small but highly trained army.
  • Justinian I appoints
    • King Cerdic of Wessex and his son Cynric defeat the Britons at Cerdicesleah (modern Chearsley).
    • The Kingdom of Essex is founded by the Saxons, who land north of the Thames. They take control of the land between what is now London and St Albans.
      • Religion

        • Justinian I outlaws pagan religious practices in Egypt, and dispatches Byzantine missionaries to southern territories (approximate date).
        • The Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem is rebuilt until 565, restoring the architectural tone of the basilica.