597 BC

The year 597 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 157 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 597 BC 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
597 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar597 BC
Ab urbe condita157
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 68
- PharaohNecho II, 14
Ancient Greek era45th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4154
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1189
Berber calendar354
Buddhist calendar−52
Burmese calendar−1234
Byzantine calendar4912–4913
Chinese calendar癸亥(Water Pig)
2100 or 2040
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2101 or 2041
Coptic calendar−880 – −879
Discordian calendar570
Ethiopian calendar−604 – −603
Hebrew calendar3164–3165
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−540 – −539
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2504–2505
Holocene calendar9404
Iranian calendar1218 BP – 1217 BP
Islamic calendar1255 BH – 1254 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1737
Minguo calendar2508 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2064
Thai solar calendar−54 – −53
Tibetan calendar阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
−470 or −851 or −1623
(male Wood-Rat)
−469 or −850 or −1622



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