AD 74 (LXXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Titus (third time) and Vespasian (fifth time) (or, less frequently, year 827 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 74 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 74 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 74
Ab urbe condita827
Assyrian calendar4824
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−519
Berber calendar1024
Buddhist calendar618
Burmese calendar−564
Byzantine calendar5582–5583
Chinese calendar癸酉(Water Rooster)
2770 or 2710
    — to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
2771 or 2711
Coptic calendar−210 – −209
Discordian calendar1240
Ethiopian calendar66–67
Hebrew calendar3834–3835
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat130–131
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3174–3175
Holocene calendar10074
Iranian calendar548 BP – 547 BP
Islamic calendar565 BH – 564 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 74
Korean calendar2407
Minguo calendar1838 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1394
Seleucid era385/386 AG
Thai solar calendar616–617
Tibetan calendar阴水鸡年
(female Water-Rooster)
200 or −181 or −953
    — to —
(male Wood-Dog)
201 or −180 or −952


By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit


  • The Chinese reestablish a protectorate of the Western Regions.
  • Chinese generals Dou Gu (Teou Kou) and Geng Bing (Keng Ping) take control of Turpan.

By topicEdit

Arts and sciencesEdit



  • Caenis – Former slave and secretary of Antonia Minor (mother of the emperor Claudius;, mistress of the Roman emperor Vespasian
  • Polemon II of Pontus – Prince of the Bosporan, Pontus, Cilicia and Cappadocia