AD 2 (II) or 2 AD was a common year starting on Sunday or Monday (the link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Sunday of the proleptic Julian calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Vinicius and Varus, named after Roman consuls Publius Vinicius and Alfenus Varus, and less frequently, as year 755 AUC (ab urbe condita) within the Roman Empire. The denomination "AD 2" 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
AD 2 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 2
Ab urbe condita755
Assyrian calendar4752
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−591
Berber calendar952
Buddhist calendar546
Burmese calendar−636
Byzantine calendar5510–5511
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2698 or 2638
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2699 or 2639
Coptic calendar−282 – −281
Discordian calendar1168
Ethiopian calendar−6 – −5
Hebrew calendar3762–3763
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat58–59
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3102–3103
Holocene calendar10002
Iranian calendar620 BP – 619 BP
Islamic calendar639 BH – 638 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 2
Korean calendar2335
Minguo calendar1910 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1466
Seleucid era313/314 AG
Thai solar calendar544–545
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
128 or −253 or −1025
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
129 or −252 or −1024


By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit


  • Juba II of Mauretania joins Gaius Caesar in Armenia as a military advisor. It is during this period that he meets Glaphyra, a Cappadocian princess and the former wife of Alexandros of Judea, a brother of Herod Archelaus, ethnarch of Judea, and becomes enamoured with her.


  • Wang Mang begins a program of personal aggrandizement, restoring marquess titles to past imperial princes and introducing a pension system for retired officials. Restrictions are placed on the Emperor's mother, Consort Wei and members of the Wei Clan.
  • The first census is concluded in China after having begun the year before: final numbers show a population of nearly 60 million (59,594,978 people in slightly more than 12 million households). The census is one of the most accurate surveys in Chinese history.[1]



See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Klingaman 1990, p. 56.


  • Klingaman, William K. (1990). The First Century: Emperors, Gods and Everyman. Harper-Collins. ISBN 978-0785822561.