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Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 15th century16th century17th century
Decades: 1560s  1570s  1580s  – 1590s –  1600s  1610s  1620s
Years: 1593 1594 159515961597 1598 1599
1596 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1596
Ab urbe condita 2349
Armenian calendar 1045
Assyrian calendar 6346
Bengali calendar 1003
Berber calendar 2546
English Regnal year 38 Eliz. 1 – 39 Eliz. 1
Buddhist calendar 2140
Burmese calendar 958
Byzantine calendar 7104–7105
Chinese calendar 乙未(Wood Goat)
4292 or 4232
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
4293 or 4233
Coptic calendar 1312–1313
Discordian calendar 2762
Ethiopian calendar 1588–1589
Hebrew calendar 5356–5357
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1652–1653
 - Shaka Samvat 1518–1519
 - Kali Yuga 4697–4698
Holocene calendar 11596
Igbo calendar 596–597
Iranian calendar 974–975
Islamic calendar 1004–1005
Japanese calendar Bunroku 5 / Keichō 1
Julian calendar Gregorian minus 10 days
Korean calendar 3929
Minguo calendar 316 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 2138–2139

1596 (MDXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (dominical letter GF) of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Thursday (dominical letter DC) of the Julian calendar, the 1596th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 596th year of the 2nd millennium, the 96th year of the 16th century, and the 7th year of the 1590s decade. Note that the Julian day for 1596 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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