AD 68 (LXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Silius Italicus and Trachalus, or the start of the Year of the Four Emperors (or, less frequently, year 821 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 68 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. These are now used throughout the world.

Millennium: 1st millennium
AD 68 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 68
Ab urbe condita821
Assyrian calendar4818
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−525
Berber calendar1018
Buddhist calendar612
Burmese calendar−570
Byzantine calendar5576–5577
Chinese calendar丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2764 or 2704
    — to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2765 or 2705
Coptic calendar−216 – −215
Discordian calendar1234
Ethiopian calendar60–61
Hebrew calendar3828–3829
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat124–125
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3168–3169
Holocene calendar10068
Iranian calendar554 BP – 553 BP
Islamic calendar571 BH – 570 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 68
Korean calendar2401
Minguo calendar1844 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1400
Seleucid era379/380 AG
Thai solar calendar610–611
Tibetan calendar阴火兔年
(female Fire-Rabbit)
194 or −187 or −959
    — to —
(male Earth-Dragon)
195 or −186 or −958


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Roman EmpireEdit

  1. Final year that Tacitus records Annals, a written history of the Roman Empire.
  2. Lucius Clodius Macer revolts against the reign of Nero.
  3. The Senate declare Nero as persona non grata
  4. June 9 – Emperor Nero commits suicide four miles outside Rome. He is deserted by the Praetorian Guard, and then stabs himself in the throat.
  5. June 9 – The Roman Senate accepts Servius Sulpicius Galba, as Roman Emperor.
  6. Legio I Macriana liberatrix and Legio I Adiutrix are created.
  7. Marcus Ulpius Trajanus, father of Trajan, becomes consul.
  8. Trajan moves to Scythopolis and crosses the Jordan River with Legio X Fretensis. He lays siege to Jericho and destroys the monastery of Qumran, where the Dead Sea Scrolls are originated.
  9. Winter – Titus sets up camp at Jericho and the Romans cut off escape routes toward Jerusalem.
  10. Venutius successfully deposes his wife Cartimandua and becomes the ruler of the Brigantes.


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