1253 (MCCLIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 1253rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 253rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 53rd year of the 13th century, and the 4th year of the 1250s decade. As of the start of 1253, the Gregorian calendar was 7 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was the dominant calendar of the time.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 12th century13th century14th century
Decades: 1220s  1230s  1240s  – 1250s –  1260s  1270s  1280s
Years: 1250 1251 125212531254 1255 1256
1253 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1253
Ab urbe condita2006
Armenian calendar702
Assyrian calendar6003
Balinese saka calendar1174–1175
Bengali calendar660
Berber calendar2203
English Regnal year37 Hen. 3 – 38 Hen. 3
Buddhist calendar1797
Burmese calendar615
Byzantine calendar6761–6762
Chinese calendar壬子(Water Rat)
3949 or 3889
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
3950 or 3890
Coptic calendar969–970
Discordian calendar2419
Ethiopian calendar1245–1246
Hebrew calendar5013–5014
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1309–1310
 - Shaka Samvat1174–1175
 - Kali Yuga4353–4354
Holocene calendar11253
Igbo calendar253–254
Iranian calendar631–632
Islamic calendar650–651
Japanese calendarKenchō 5
Javanese calendar1162–1163
Julian calendar1253
Korean calendar3586
Minguo calendar659 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−215
Thai solar calendar1795–1796
Tibetan calendar阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
1379 or 998 or 226
    — to —
(female Water-Ox)
1380 or 999 or 227

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