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1493 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 1493
Ab urbe condita 2246
Armenian calendar 942
Assyrian calendar 6243
Balinese saka calendar 1414–1415
Bengali calendar 900
Berber calendar 2443
English Regnal year 8  Hen. 7   9  Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar 2037
Burmese calendar 855
Byzantine calendar 7001–7002
Chinese calendar 壬子年 (Water  Rat)
4190 or 3983
癸丑年 (Water  Ox)
4191 or 3984
Coptic calendar 1209–1210
Discordian calendar 2659
Ethiopian calendar 1485–1486
Hebrew calendar 5253–5254
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 1549–1550
 - Shaka Samvat 1414–1415
 - Kali Yuga 4593–4594
Holocene calendar 11493
Igbo calendar 493–494
Iranian calendar 871–872
Islamic calendar 898–899
Japanese calendar Meiō 2
Javanese calendar 1410–1411
Julian calendar 1493
Korean calendar 3826
Minguo calendar 419 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar 25
Thai solar calendar 2035–2036
Tibetan calendar 阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
1619 or 1238 or 466
(female Water-Ox)
1620 or 1239 or 467
Hartmann Schedel's 1493 map of the world Schedel Secunda etas mundi 1493 UTA.jpg
Hartmann Schedel's 1493 map of the world

Year 1493 ( MCDXCIII ) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.




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