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This airticle is aboot the year 1556.
Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 15t century16t century17t century
Decades: 1520s  1530s  1540s  – 1550s –  1560s  1570s  1580s
Years: 1553 1554 155515561557 1558 1559

1556 (MDLVI) was a leap year stairtin on Wadensday o the Julian calendar, the 1556t year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 556t year o the 2nt millennium, the 56t year o the 16t century, an the 7t year o the 1550s decade. As o the stairt o 1556, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that wis the dominant calendar o the time.