1493 (MCDXCIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Julian calendar, the 1493rd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 493rd year of the 2nd millennium, the 93rd year of the 15th century, and the 4th year of the 1490s decade. As of the start of 1493, the Gregorian calendar was 9 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which was the dominant calendar of the time.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 14th century15th century16th century
Decades: 1460s  1470s  1480s  – 1490s –  1500s  1510s  1520s
Years: 1490 1491 149214931494 1495 1496
1493 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1493
Ab urbe condita2246
Armenian calendar942
Assyrian calendar6243
Balinese saka calendar1414–1415
Bengali calendar900
Berber calendar2443
English Regnal yearHen. 7 – 9 Hen. 7
Buddhist calendar2037
Burmese calendar855
Byzantine calendar7001–7002
Chinese calendar壬子(Water Rat)
4189 or 4129
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
4190 or 4130
Coptic calendar1209–1210
Discordian calendar2659
Ethiopian calendar1485–1486
Hebrew calendar5253–5254
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1549–1550
 - Shaka Samvat1414–1415
 - Kali Yuga4593–4594
Holocene calendar11493
Igbo calendar493–494
Iranian calendar871–872
Islamic calendar898–899
Japanese calendarMeiō 2
Javanese calendar1410–1411
Julian calendar1493
Korean calendar3826
Minguo calendar419 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar25
Thai solar calendar2035–2036
Tibetan calendar阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
1619 or 1238 or 466
    — to —
(female Water-Ox)
1620 or 1239 or 467