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This airticle is aboot the year 1561.
Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 15t century16t century17t century
Decades: 1530s  1540s  1550s  – 1560s –  1570s  1580s  1590s
Years: 1558 1559 156015611562 1563 1564

1561 (MDLXI) was a common year stairtin on Wadensday o the Julian calendar, the 1561st year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 561st year o the 2nt millennium, the 61st year o the 16t century, an the 2nt year o the 1560s decade. As o the stairt o 1561, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that wis the dominant calendar o the time.