Year 408 (CDVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Bassus and Philippus (or, less frequently, year 1161 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 408 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium
408 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar408
Ab urbe condita1161
Assyrian calendar5158
Balinese saka calendar329–330
Bengali calendar−185
Berber calendar1358
Buddhist calendar952
Burmese calendar−230
Byzantine calendar5916–5917
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
3104 or 3044
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3105 or 3045
Coptic calendar124–125
Discordian calendar1574
Ethiopian calendar400–401
Hebrew calendar4168–4169
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat464–465
 - Shaka Samvat329–330
 - Kali Yuga3508–3509
Holocene calendar10408
Iranian calendar214 BP – 213 BP
Islamic calendar221 BH – 220 BH
Javanese calendar291–292
Julian calendar408
Korean calendar2741
Minguo calendar1504 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1060
Seleucid era719/720 AG
Thai solar calendar950–951
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
534 or 153 or −619
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
535 or 154 or −618
Emperor Constantine III (407–411)


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Roman EmpireEdit


  • King Yazdegerd I of Persia maintains cordial relations with the Roman Empire. He becomes an executor of Arcadius' will and is entrusted with the care of the young Theodosius II until he comes of age.

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  • Alaric I exacts a tribute from Rome that includes 3,000 pounds of pepper. The spice is valued for alleged medicinal virtues and for disguising spoilage in meat that is past its prime.




  1. ^ The End of Empire. Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2