Millennium:1st millennium
522 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar522
Ab urbe condita1275
Assyrian calendar5272
Balinese saka calendar443–444
Bengali calendar−71
Berber calendar1472
Buddhist calendar1066
Burmese calendar−116
Byzantine calendar6030–6031
Chinese calendar辛丑(Metal Ox)
3218 or 3158
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
3219 or 3159
Coptic calendar238–239
Discordian calendar1688
Ethiopian calendar514–515
Hebrew calendar4282–4283
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat578–579
 - Shaka Samvat443–444
 - Kali Yuga3622–3623
Holocene calendar10522
Iranian calendar100 BP – 99 BP
Islamic calendar103 BH – 102 BH
Javanese calendar409–410
Julian calendar522
Korean calendar2855
Minguo calendar1390 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−946
Seleucid era833/834 AG
Thai solar calendar1064–1065
Tibetan calendar阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
648 or 267 or −505
    — to —
(male Water-Tiger)
649 or 268 or −504
Boethius teaching his students (initial of 1385)

Year 522 (DXXII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Symmachus and Boethius (or, less frequently, year 1275 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 522 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.


By place



  • Dhu Nuwas seizes the throne of the Himyarite Kingdom in Yemen. He attacks the Aksumite garrison at Zafar, capturing the city and burning the churches.
  • Dhū Nuwas moves to Najran, an Aksumite stronghold. After accepting the city's capitulation, he massacres the Christian inhabitants (some sources estimate a death toll up to 20,000).