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What Happened in 532 AD

Historical Events in 532 AD

  • Jan 10 Constantinople chariot racing green and blue supporters due to be executed escape, prompting Nika revolt
  • Jan 13 Nika riots begin in Constantinople, revolt against Emperor Justinian I, prompted by chariot racing
  • Jan 18 Nika uprising against Emperor Justinian I in Constantinople fails, 30,000 killed by troops loyal to the Emperor in the Hippodrome
  • Jul 19 Start of Dionysian Pascal Cycle
  • Oct 17 Boniface II ends his reign as Catholic Pope

Famous People Who Died in 532 AD

  • Oct 17 Boniface II, 1st "German" Pope, dies