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, a revolt against Byzantine Emperor Justinian I that leaves half the city burned and thousands dead. The riots were prompted by the failed execution of chariot racing supporters and only stopped after Empress Theodora refused to flee, forcing her husband to act decisively.
- 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