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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1585 1586 158715881589 1590 1591
1588 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1588
Ab urbe condita 2341
Armenian calendar 1037
Assyrian calendar 6338
Bengali calendar 995
Berber calendar 2538
English Regnal year 30 Eliz. 1 – 31 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2132
Burmese calendar 950
Byzantine calendar 7096–7097
Chinese calendar 丁亥(Fire Pig)
4284 or 4224
    — to —
戊子年 (Earth Rat)
4285 or 4225
Coptic calendar 1304–1305
Discordian calendar 2754
Ethiopian calendar 1580–1581
Hebrew calendar 5348–5349
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1644–1645
 - Shaka Samvat 1510–1511
 - Kali Yuga 4689–4690
Holocene calendar 11588
Igbo calendar 588–589
Iranian calendar 966–967
Islamic calendar 996–997
Japanese calendar Tenshō 16
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3921
Minguo calendar 324 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2130–2131

1588 (MDLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (dominical letter CB) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) of the Julian calendar, the 1588th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 588th year of the 2nd millennium, the 88th year of the 16th century, and the 9th year of the 1580s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1588 is 10 calendar days difference, which continued to be used from 1582 until the complete conversion of the Gregorian calendar was entirely done in 1929.




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