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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
Years: BC BC ADADAD AD AD
AD 2 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar AD 2
II
Ab urbe condita 755
Assyrian calendar 4752
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −591
Berber calendar 952
Buddhist calendar 546
Burmese calendar −636
Byzantine calendar 5510–5511
Chinese calendar 辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2698 or 2638
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2699 or 2639
Coptic calendar −282 – −281
Discordian calendar 1168
Ethiopian calendar −6 – −5
Hebrew calendar 3762–3763
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 58–59
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3102–3103
Holocene calendar 10002
Iranian calendar 620 BP – 619 BP
Islamic calendar 639 BH – 638 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar AD 2
II
Korean calendar 2335
Minguo calendar 1910 before ROC
民前1910年
Nanakshahi calendar −1466
Seleucid era 313/314 AG
Thai solar calendar 544–545
Tibetan calendar 阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
128 or −253 or −1025
    — to —
阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
129 or −252 or −1024

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.

Events

Roman Empire

Europe

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

Africa

Asia

  • 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.

Births

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

Deaths

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