For the North American area code, see area code 559.

Centuries: 5th century · 6th century · 7th century
Decades: 520s 530s 540s 550s 560s 570s 580s
Years: 556 557 558 559 560 561 562

559 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 559

Ab urbe condita 1312
Armenian calendar 8
Bahá'í calendar -1285 – -1284
Buddhist calendar 1103
Coptic calendar 275 – 276
Ethiopian calendar 551 – 552
Hebrew calendar 4319 4320
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 614 – 615
 - Shaka Samvat 481 – 482
 - Kali Yuga 3660 – 3661
Holocene calendar 10559
Iranian calendar 63 BP – 62 BP
Islamic calendar 65 BH – 64 BH
Japanese calendar
 - Imperial Year Kōki 1219
Julian calendar 604
Korean calendar 2892
Thai solar calendar 1102


By Place[]

Byzantine Empire[]





  • Northern Qi Wen Xuan Di, Chinese ruler
  • Chen Wu Di, Chinese ruler
  • Ida, king of Bernicia (traditional date)


  1. ^ (永定三年)使元黄头与诸囚自金凤台各乘纸鸱以飞,黄头独能至紫陌乃堕,仍付御史中丞毕义云饿杀之。 (Rendering: [In the 3rd year of Yongding, 559], Gao Yang conducted an experiment by having Yuan Huangtou and a few prisoners launch themselves from a tower in Ye, capital of the Northern Qi. Yuan Huangtou was the only one who survived from this flight, as he glided over the city-wall and fell at Zimo [western segment of Ye] safely, but he was later executed.) Zizhi Tongjian 167.

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Fredegonde (543-597)
Garibald I of Bavaria (525-592)
Tassilon I of Bavaria (557-610)Garibald I of Bavaria (525-592)Waldrada (530-?)
Charibert of Paris (c517-567)Chlothar I of the Franks (497-561)Ingund (c499-?)
Chilperik I (539-584)Chlothar I of the Franks (497-561)Radegund (c520-587)
Chlothar I of the Franks (497-561)Clovis I of the Franks (c466-511)Clotilde (c474-545)
Aaltje Stam (1811-1860)Pieter Stam (1775-1858)Sijbregje Leek (1777-1847)
Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (555-619)
Leutfrid I of Alamannia (550-587)Haming of Alamannia (c530-?)
Cutha of Wessex (c540-584)Cynric of Wessex (-560)
Ansbertus (c520-c590)Ferreolus, Senator of Narbonne (470-)Dode, Abbess of Saint Pierre de Reims (bef509-?)
Blithilde (c538-c603)Chlothar I of the Franks (497-561)Waldrada (530-?)

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