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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 5th century6th century7th century
Decades: 500s  510s  520s  – 530s –  540s  550s  560s
Years: 531 532 533534535 536 537
534 by topic
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534 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 534
Ab urbe condita 1287
Assyrian calendar 5284
Bengali calendar −59
Berber calendar 1484
Buddhist calendar 1078
Burmese calendar −104
Byzantine calendar 6042–6043
Chinese calendar 癸丑(Water Ox)
3230 or 3170
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
3231 or 3171
Coptic calendar 250–251
Discordian calendar 1700
Ethiopian calendar 526–527
Hebrew calendar 4294–4295
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 590–591
 - Shaka Samvat 456–457
 - Kali Yuga 3635–3636
Holocene calendar 10534
Iranian calendar 88 BP – 87 BP
Islamic calendar 91 BH – 90 BH
Julian calendar 534
Korean calendar 2867
Minguo calendar 1378 before ROC
Seleucid era 845/846 AG
Thai solar calendar 1076–1077
Medallion commemorating the Vandalic War

Year 534 (DXXXIV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Iustinianus and Paulinus (or, less frequently, year 1287 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 534 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

  • January 1Decimus Theodorius Paulinus is appointed consul (the last to hold this office in the West).
  • March – King Gelimer surrenders to Belisarius, after spending a winter in the mountains of Numidia. He and large numbers of captured Vandals are transported to Constantinople. The Vandal Kingdom ends, and the African provinces return to the Byzantine Empire.
  • April – Belisarius leaves a small force in Africa under the Byzantine general Solomon to continue the subjugation of the province. He is appointed to governor (Exarch) and pacifies with success the Moorish tribes. Malta becomes a Byzantine province (until 870).
  • Summer – Belisarius arrives in Constantinople and is permitted by emperor Justinian I to celebrate a triumph, the first non-imperial triumph for over 500 years. In the procession are paraded the spoils of the Temple of Jerusalem and the Vandal treasure.
  • Justinian I commemorates the victory against the Vandals by stamping medals in his honor with the inscription "Gloria Romanorum" (approximate date).
  • November 16 – A second and final revision of the Codex Justinianus is published.