1872 (MDCCCLXXII) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar, the 1872nd year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 872nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 72nd year of the 19th century, and the 3rd year of the 1870s decade. As of the start of 1872, the Gregorian calendar was 12 days ahead of the Julian calendar, which remained in localized use until 1923.

Millennium: 2nd millennium
Centuries: 18th century19th century20th century
Decades: 1840s  1850s  1860s  – 1870s –  1880s  1890s  1900s
Years: 1869 1870 187118721873 1874 1875
1872 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar1872
Ab urbe condita2625
Armenian calendar1321
Assyrian calendar6622
Bahá'í calendar28–29
Balinese saka calendar1793–1794
Bengali calendar1279
Berber calendar2822
British Regnal year35 Vict. 1 – 36 Vict. 1
Buddhist calendar2416
Burmese calendar1234
Byzantine calendar7380–7381
Chinese calendar辛未(Metal Goat)
4568 or 4508
    — to —
壬申年 (Water Monkey)
4569 or 4509
Coptic calendar1588–1589
Discordian calendar3038
Ethiopian calendar1864–1865
Hebrew calendar5632–5633
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat1928–1929
 - Shaka Samvat1793–1794
 - Kali Yuga4972–4973
Holocene calendar11872
Igbo calendar872–873
Iranian calendar1250–1251
Islamic calendar1288–1289
Japanese calendarMeiji 5
Javanese calendar1800–1801
Julian calendarGregorian minus 12 days
Korean calendar4205
Minguo calendar40 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar404
Thai solar calendar2414–2415
Tibetan calendar阴金羊年
(female Iron-Goat)
1998 or 1617 or 845
    — to —
(male Water-Monkey)
1999 or 1618 or 846

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