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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 various calendars
Gregorian calendar 26 BC
Ab urbe condita 728
Ancient Greek era 188th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4725
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −618
Berber calendar 925
Buddhist calendar 519
Burmese calendar −663
Byzantine calendar 5483–5484
Chinese calendar 甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2671 or 2611
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2672 or 2612
Coptic calendar −309 – −308
Discordian calendar 1141
Ethiopian calendar −33 – −32
Hebrew calendar 3735–3736
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 31–32
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3075–3076
Holocene calendar 9975
Iranian calendar 647 BP – 646 BP
Islamic calendar 667 BH – 666 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 26 BC
Korean calendar 2308
Minguo calendar 1937 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1493
Seleucid era 286/287 AG
Thai solar calendar 517–518
Tibetan calendar 阳木马年
(male Wood-Horse)
101 or −280 or −1052
    — to —
(female Wood-Goat)
102 or −279 or −1051

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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