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1097 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1097
Ab urbe condita 1850
Armenian calendar 546
Assyrian calendar 5847
Balinese saka calendar 1018–1019
Bengali calendar 504
Berber calendar 2047
English Regnal year 10  Will. 2   11  Will. 2
Buddhist calendar 1641
Burmese calendar 459
Byzantine calendar 6605–6606
Chinese calendar 丙子(Fire  Rat)
3793 or 3733
丁丑年 (Fire  Ox)
3794 or 3734
Coptic calendar 813–814
Discordian calendar 2263
Ethiopian calendar 1089–1090
Hebrew calendar 4857–4858
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1153–1154
 - Shaka Samvat 1018–1019
 - Kali Yuga 4197–4198
Holocene calendar 11097
Igbo calendar 97–98
Iranian calendar 475–476
Islamic calendar 490–491
Japanese calendar Eichō 2 / Jōtoku 1
Javanese calendar 1001–1002
Julian calendar 1097
Korean calendar 3430
Minguo calendar 815 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −371
Seleucid era 1408/1409 AG
Thai solar calendar 1639–1640
Tibetan calendar 阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
1223 or 842 or 70
(female Fire-Ox)
1224 or 843 or 71

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