This airticle is aboot the year 1553.

1553 (MDLIII) was a common year stairtin on Sunday o the Julian calendar, the 1553rd year o the Common Era (CE) an Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 553rd year o the 2nt millennium, the 53rd year o the 16t century, an the 4t year o the 1550s decade. As o the stairt o 1553, the Gregorian calendar wis 10 days aheid o the Julian calendar, that wis the dominant calendar o the time.

Millennium: 2nt millennium
Centuries: 15t century16t century17t century
Decades: 1520s  1530s  1540s  – 1550s –  1560s  1570s  1580s
Years: 1550 1551 155215531554 1555 1556