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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 4th century5th century6th century
Decades: 470s  480s  490s  – 500s –  510s  520s  530s
Years: 497 498 499 – 500501 502 503
500 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 500
Ab urbe condita 1253
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5250
Bahá'í calendar -1344–-1343
Bengali calendar -93
Berber calendar 1450
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1044
Burmese calendar -138
Byzantine calendar 6008–6009
Chinese calendar 己卯年十一月十五日
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Coptic calendar 216–217
Ethiopian calendar 492–493
Hebrew calendar 4260–4261
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 556–557
 - Shaka Samvat 422–423
 - Kali Yuga 3601–3602
Holocene calendar 10500
Iranian calendar 122 BP – 121 BP
Islamic calendar 126 BH – 125 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2833
Minguo calendar 1412 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 1043

500 (Roman numerals: D) is a common year of the Gregorian calendar. It started on a Friday.

It is one of only seven years to use just one Roman numeral. The seven are 1 AD (I), 5 AD (V), 10 AD (X), 50 AD (L), 100 AD (C), 500 AD (D), and 1000 AD (M).


  • Possible date for the Battle of Mons Badonicus: Romano-British and Celts defeat an Anglo-Saxon army that may have been led by the bretwalda Aelle of Sussex (approximate date; suggested dates range from 490 to 510) Note: This battle may have influenced the legend of King Arthur
  • Possible date at which Fergus I of Dalriada begins his reign
  • Approximate beginning of the Heptarchy period in the history of England
  • Approximate year of the founding of the Kingdom of Essex
  • Emperor Xuanwu of Northern Wei China becomes sovereign of the Northern Wei Dynasty
  • Uxmal founded (approximate date)
  • Traders from southern Arabia settle in northern Ethiopia

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