|856 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||1609|
|Balinese saka calendar||777–778|
|Chinese calendar|| 乙亥年 (Wood Pig)|
3552 or 3492
— to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
3553 or 3493
|- Vikram Samvat||912–913|
|- Shaka Samvat||777–778|
|- Kali Yuga||3956–3957|
|Japanese calendar|| Saikō 3|
|Minguo calendar||1056 before ROC |
|Seleucid era||1167/1168 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||1398–1399|
982 or 601 or −171
— to —
983 or 602 or −170
Year 856 ( DCCCLVI ) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
Roman numerals are a numeral system that originated in ancient Rome and remained the usual way of writing numbers throughout Europe well into the Late Middle Ages. Numbers in this system are represented by combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet. Modern usage employs seven symbols, each with a fixed integer value:
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Year 840 (DCCCXL) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.
Year 844 (DCCCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.
Year 847 (DCCCXLVII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.
Year 855 (DCCCLV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar.
Year 836 (DCCCXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.
Year 852 (DCCCLII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Julian calendar.
Year 853 (DCCCLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.
Year 854 (DCCCLIV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.
Year 858 (DCCCLVIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.
Year 860 (DCCCLX) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.
Year 865 (DCCCLXV) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.
Year 886 (DCCCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.
Year 876 (DCCCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.
Year 870 (DCCCLXX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.
Year 879 (DCCCLXXIX) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.
Year 960 (CMLX) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.
Year 920 (CMXX) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.
Year 888 (DCCCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.