543 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
543 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar543 BC
Ab urbe condita211
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 122
- PharaohAmasis II, 28
Ancient Greek era59th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4208
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1135
Berber calendar408
Buddhist calendar2
Burmese calendar−1180
Byzantine calendar4966–4967
Chinese calendar丁巳(Fire Snake)
2154 or 2094
    — to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
2155 or 2095
Coptic calendar−826 – −825
Discordian calendar624
Ethiopian calendar−550 – −549
Hebrew calendar3218–3219
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−486 – −485
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2558–2559
Holocene calendar9458
Iranian calendar1164 BP – 1163 BP
Islamic calendar1200 BH – 1199 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1791
Minguo calendar2454 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2010
Thai solar calendar0–1
Tibetan calendar阴火蛇年
(female Fire-Snake)
−416 or −797 or −1569
    — to —
(male Earth-Horse)
−415 or −796 or −1568

The year 543 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 211 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 543 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


  • North Indian Prince Vijaya invades Ceylon and establishes a Sinhalese dynasty after he was banished from his father's kingdom[1]
  • Pisistratus, tyrant of Athens, purifies the island of Delos. (approximate)
  • Guided by Chinese statesman Zi Chan, the State of Zheng institutes a formal code of law.




  1. ^ Wanasundera, Nanda P. (2002). Sri Lanka. New York: Marshall Cavendish. ISBN 0761414770. OCLC 49558713.
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