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This airticle is aboot the year 1581.
Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 15t century16t century17t century
Decades: 1550s  1560s  1570s  – 1580s –  1590s  1600s  1610s
Years: 1578 1579 158015811582 1583 1584

1581 (MDLXXXI) was a common year stairtin on Sunday o the Julian calendar, the 1581st year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 581st year o the 2nt millennium, the 81st year o the 16t century, an the 2nt year o the 1580s decade. As o the stairt o 1581, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that wis the dominant calendar o the time.