__NOTOC__ Year 532 ( DXXXII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Second year after the Consulship of Lampadius and Rufius Gennadius Probus Orestes, Probus (or, less frequently, year 1285 ''Ab urbe condita''). The denomination 532 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 11 – Nika riots in Constantinople: Anger among the supporters of the most important Chariot racing, chariot teams—the Blues and the Greens—escalates into violence towards the Justinian I, emperor. For the next five days the capital is in chaos. The fires that start during the tumult result in the destruction of much of the city. The Rebellion, insurrection is put down a week later by Belisarius and Mundus (general), Mundus; 30,000 people are killed in the Hippodrome. * February 23 – Emperor Justinian I orders the building of a new Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Christian basilica in Constantinople – the Hagia Sophia. He chooses Isidore of Miletus and Anthemius of Tralles as architects. The material for the construction is brought from all over the empire – such as Hellenistic art, Hellenistic columns from the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, and large stones from quarries in Porphyry (geology), Porphyry, Egypt. More than 10,000 people are employed. * September – Justinian I signs a peace treaty, the Eternal Peace (532), "Eternal Peace", with the Sassanid Empire, Persian king Khosrau I, ending the Iberian War (527-531). Both sides agree to return all occupied territories, and Justinian makes a one-off payment of 110 ''centenaria'' (11,000 pounds of gold), as a contribution to the defense of the Caucasus passes.


* Battle of Autun (532), Battle of Autun - The Franks, under command of King Childebert I and his brother Chlothar I, invade the Kingdom of Burgundy. They defeat the Burgundians under King Godomar near Autun (modern France).


* Yuan Lang, An Ding Wang commits suicide, and is succeeded by Emperor Xiaowu of Northern Wei, Xiao Wu Di as Chinese emperor of Northern Wei. * Silla conquers the city-state of Geumgwan Gaya (Korean Peninsula, Korea) during the Three Kingdoms of Korea, Three Kingdoms Period.

By topic

Arts and sciences

* First year in which the Anno Domini calendar is used for numbering the years.


* October 17 – Pope Boniface II dies in Rome after a 2-year reign.


* Áedán mac Gabráin, king of Dál Riata (Scotland) (approximate date) * Guntram, king of Kingdom of Burgundy, Burgundy (approximate date) * Marius Aventicensis, bishop of Aventicum (d. 596) * Xiao Mohe, general of the Chen Dynasty and Sui Dynasty (d. 604)


* March 3 – Winwaloe, saint and founder of Landévennec Abbey (b.c. 460) * October 17 – Pope Boniface II * Yuan Lang, An Ding Wang, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 513) * Yuan Ye (emperor), Chang Guang Wang, emperor of Northern Wei * Bishop of Ravenna, Ecclesio, bishop of Ravenna (approximate date) * Erzhu Shilong, official of Northern Wei (b. AD 500, 500) * Erzhu Tianguang, general of Northern Wei (b. 496) * Guntheuc, princess of Burgundy (approximate date) * Hypatius (consul 500), Hypatius, Byzantine Nobility, nobleman (executed) * Emperor Jiemin of Northern Wei, Jie Min Di, emperor of Northern Wei (b. 498) * Pompeius (consul 501), Pompeius, Byzantine politician (executed) * Sabbas the Sanctified, monk and saint (b. 439)


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