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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century2nd century3rd century
Decades: 90s  100s  110s  – 120s –  130s  140s  150s
Years: 117 118 119 – 120 – 121 122 123

Year 120 (CXX) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.


Roman Empire

  • Emperor Hadrian visits Britain.
  • Foss Dyke is constructed in Britain.
  • An Indian ambassadorial contingent visits with Hadrian.
  • Suetonius becomes Hadrian's secretary ab epistolis.
  • Market Gate of Miletus, from Miletos, is built. (approximate date) It is now kept at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Antikensammlung.


  • Change of era name from Yuanchu (7th year) to Yongning of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.
  • The Scythians dominate western India: Punjab, Sind, the north of Gujerat and a portion of central India.



for more information, see Category:120 deaths.
  • Dio Chrysostom, Greek historian
  • Nicomachus of Gerasa, Greek mathematician (approx. date)
  • Sextus Pedius, Roman jurist
  • Saint Matthias of Jerusalem, Bishop of Jerusalem
  • Marcian of Tortona (or in 117), martyred saint
  • Getulius, Saint Hermes, martyred saints
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