AD 16 (XVI) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Taurus and Libo (or, less frequently, year 769 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 16 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.
|Gregorian calendar||AD 16|
|Ab urbe condita||769|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||乙亥年 (Wood Pig)|
2712 or 2652
— to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
2713 or 2653
|Coptic calendar||−268 – −267|
|- Vikram Samvat||72–73|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3116–3117|
|Iranian calendar||606 BP – 605 BP|
|Islamic calendar||625 BH – 624 BH|
|Julian calendar||AD 16|
|Minguo calendar||1896 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||327/328 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||558–559|
142 or −239 or −1011
— to —
143 or −238 or −1010
- A Roman army of 50,000 men commanded by Germanicus gains a great victory at Idistaviso, defeating the German war chief Arminius, and recovering the lost eagles of Varus' legions.
- Germanicus employs the North Sea fleet to avoid dangerous rivers, embarking an army in the Rhine Delta, aboard circa 1,000 ships. He defeats the Germans at the Amisius river estuary and the Weser, but during its return, the Roman fleet is partially destroyed by storms.
- Vonones, the beleaguered king of Armenia, is summoned to Syria, by Roman governor Creticus Silanus.
Arts and sciencesEdit
- Ovid's "Epistulae ex Ponto" appears.
- September 16 – Julia Drusilla, daughter of Germanicus and Agrippina the Elder (d. AD 38)
- Claudius Drusus, son of Claudius and Plautia Urgulanilla (approximate date)
- Decimus Junius Silanus Torquatus, Roman consul (d. AD 64)
- September 13 – Marcus Scribonius Libo, Roman senator (forced to commit suicide)
- Clemens, Roman slave and impostor (executed by Tiberius) 
- Scribonia, second wife of Caesar Augustus (approximate date)