This article is about the year 527. For the political lobbying groups, see 527 group.
527 by topic
527 in various calendars
Ab urbe condita
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
3223 or 3163
— to —
丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3224 or 3164
- Vikram Samvat
- Shaka Samvat
- Kali Yuga
95 BP – 94 BP
98 BH – 97 BH
1385 before ROC
Thai solar calendar
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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.
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 Belisarius to command the Eastern army in Armenia and on the Byzantine-Persian frontier.
King Cerdic of Wessex and his son Cynric defeat the Britons at Cerdicesleah (modern Chearsl