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Events in 539 BC

29 October: The Persian king Cyrus the Great captures Babylon and detains king Nabonidus, ending the Babylonian empire and the Babylonian captivity of the Jews, renaming himself “king of the four corners of the world” and creating the largest empire to date.

People in 539 BC

Confucius celebrated their birthday this year.

Presenting 539 BC

The year 539 BC was a leap year starting on a Wednesday, just like 625 BC, 597 BC, 569 BC in the century before it and 513 BC, 485 BC, 457 BC in the next.

The coloured days highlight birthscake, deathsdagger, politicalcrown, scientificpaperclip, artisticpaperclip and otherasterisk historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and holidaysanchor. The newnew moon, waxingwaxing moon, fullfull moon and waningwaning moon icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.

Calculating time

The normal calendar page for the current /year?2017 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.

URL: < http://4umi.com/year?539BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 14 December 2017.
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