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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
2 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 2
Ab urbe condita 755
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4752
Bahá'í calendar -1842–-1841
Bengali calendar -591
Berber calendar 952
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 546
Burmese calendar -636
Byzantine calendar 5510–5511
Chinese calendar 辛酉
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Coptic calendar -282–-281
Ethiopian calendar -6–-5
Hebrew calendar 3762–3763
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 58–59
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3103–3104
Holocene calendar 10002
Iranian calendar 620 BP – 619 BP
Islamic calendar 639 BH – 638 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2335
Minguo calendar 1910 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 545

The year 2 (II) was a common year that started on Sunday, according to the Julian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Tuesday.

At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Vinicius and Varus. It was the 2nd year of the 1st century.


Roman Empire

  • Following the death of Lucius Caesar, Livia Drusilla convinced Augustus to allow her son Tiberius back into Rome as a private citizen. This was after six years in enforced retirement on Rhodes.
  • Gaius Caesar meets with Phraates V, the king of Parthia on the Euphrates.
  • Publius Alfenus Varus and Publius Vinicius become Roman Consuls.


  • Cedeides becomes Archon of Athens.
  • Using Roman military support, Artavasdes III, son of Ariobarzanes II, king of Media Atropatene, becomes the king of Armenia.



  • The first census is concluded in China. The census has begun the year before. Final numbers show a population of nearly 60 million (59,594,978 people in a bit more than 12 million households). The census is one of the most accurate surveys in Chinese history.
  • The Chinese census shows nearly one million people living in Vietnam.


  • Apollonius of Tyana (d. 98)
  • Deng Yu, Han Dynasty general and statesman (d. 58)


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