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AD 65 (LXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Nerva and Vestinus (or, less frequently, year 818 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 65 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 65|
|Ab urbe condita||818|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||甲子年 (Wood Rat)|
2761 or 2701
— to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
2762 or 2702
|Coptic calendar||−219 – −218|
|- Vikram Samvat||121–122|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3165–3166|
|Iranian calendar||557 BP – 556 BP|
|Islamic calendar||574 BH – 573 BH|
|Julian calendar||AD 65|
|Minguo calendar||1847 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||376/377 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||607–608|
191 or −190 or −962
— to —
192 or −189 or −961
- April 19 – The freedman Milichus betrays the Pisonian conspiracy led by Gaius Calpurnius Piso to kill Emperor Nero and all the conspirators are arrested.
- Cestius Gallus becomes legate of Syria.
- After a stage performance in which he appears and shocks the senatorial class considerably, Nero engages in a series of reprisals against Seneca the Younger and Tigellinus, pro-republican senators, and anyone else he distrusts.
- Nero's pregnant wife, Poppea Sabina, dies from Nero kicking her stomach or while having a miscarriage.
- The Gospel of Matthew is probably written between AD 60 and this year.
- Paul of Tarsus ordains Timothy as bishop of Ephesus (traditional date).
- In China, the first official reference to Buddhism is made.
- The first Christian community in Africa is founded by Mark, a disciple of Peter. Mark begins to write his gospel.
- Probable martyrdom date of the apostle Thaddeus, also called Saint Jude in Armenia.
- Probable martyrdom date of the apostle Simon the Zealot in Armenia.
- April 30 – Lucan, Roman poet and philosopher (b. AD 39)
- Faenius Rufus, Roman praetorian prefect (executed)
- Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Roman consul (approximate date)
- Gaius Julius Alpinus Classicianus, Roman procurator
- Jude the Apostle, Christian martyr (approximate date)
- Lucius Antistius Vetus, Roman consul and governor
- Lucius Junius Gallio Annaeanus, Roman politician
- Marcus Julius Vestinus Atticus, Roman politician
- Marcus Ostorius Scapula, Roman politician
- Plautius Lateranus, Roman politician (executed)
- Poppea Sabina, second wife of Nero (b. AD 30)
- Seneca the Younger, Roman statesman and tutor of Nero
- Simon the Zealot, Christian martyr (approximate date)