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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 50s BC  40s BC  30s BC  – 20s BC –  10s BC  0s BC  0s
Years: 29 BC 28 BC 27 BC26 BC25 BC 24 BC 23 BC
26 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 26 BC
Ab urbe condita 728
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4725
Bahá'í calendar -1869–-1868
Bengali calendar -618
Berber calendar 925
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 519
Burmese calendar -663
Byzantine calendar 5483–5484
Chinese calendar 甲午
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Coptic calendar -309–-308
Ethiopian calendar -33–-32
Hebrew calendar 3735–3736
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 31–32
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3076–3077
Holocene calendar 9975
Iranian calendar 647 BP – 646 BP
Islamic calendar 667 BH – 666 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2308
Minguo calendar 1937 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 518

Year 26 BC was either a common year starting on Tuesday or Wednesday or a leap year starting on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Taurus.


  • Imperator Caesar Augustus becomes Roman Consul for the eighth time. His partner Titus Statilius Taurus becomes Consul for the second time.
  • Cleopatra Selene marries Juba II of Numidia. As a wedding present Augustus makes her the queen of Mauretania in her own right.
  • Tiridates II invades Parthia
  • Augustus starts battle against the Cantabrians in northern Hispania
  • Dioteimus Alaieus is one of the Archons of Athens
  • Abgar IV Sumaqa becomes ruler of Osroene
  • In India the Andhra dynasty replaces the Kanva dynasty


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