AD 46 (XLVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Asiaticus and Silanus (or, less frequently, year 799 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 46 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 46 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 46
Ab urbe condita799
Assyrian calendar4796
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−547
Berber calendar996
Buddhist calendar590
Burmese calendar−592
Byzantine calendar5554–5555
Chinese calendar乙巳(Wood Snake)
2742 or 2682
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2743 or 2683
Coptic calendar−238 – −237
Discordian calendar1212
Ethiopian calendar38–39
Hebrew calendar3806–3807
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat102–103
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3146–3147
Holocene calendar10046
Iranian calendar576 BP – 575 BP
Islamic calendar594 BH – 593 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 46
Korean calendar2379
Minguo calendar1866 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1422
Seleucid era357/358 AG
Thai solar calendar588–589
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
172 or −209 or −981
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
173 or −208 or −980


By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit

  • The settlement at Celje gets municipal rights, and is named municipium Claudia Celeia.
  • Dobruja is annexed into Roman Moesia.
  • A census shows that there are more than 6,000,000 Roman citizens.
  • After the death of its king, Thracia becomes a Roman province.
  • Rome and its northeast border are reunited by the Danube Road.
  • According to Orosius, there is a serious famine in Syria[1]

Central AsiaEdit

  • A drought and an invasion of locusts hit the Mongolian steppes, causing a famine and a revolt at Xiongnu.




  1. ^ Paulus Orosius. Historiae Adversum Paganos. Eodem anno imperii eius fames grauissima per Syriam facta est, quam etiam prophetae praenuntiauerant; sed Christianorum necessitatibus apud Hierosolymam conuectis ab Aegypto frumentis Helena Adiabenorum regina conuersa ad fidem Christi largissime ministrauit. (early 5th century)
  2. ^ Asma, Stephen T. (2009). On Monsters: An Unnatural History of Our Worst Fears. Oxford University Press. p. 57. ISBN 9780199745777.
  3. ^ Chrystal, Paul (2017). Roman Women: The Women who influenced the History of Rome. Fonthill Media. p. 101.