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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
AD 3 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar AD 3
Ab urbe condita 756
Assyrian calendar 4753
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −590
Berber calendar 953
Buddhist calendar 547
Burmese calendar −635
Byzantine calendar 5511–5512
Chinese calendar 壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2699 or 2639
    — to —
癸亥年 (Water Pig)
2700 or 2640
Coptic calendar −281 – −280
Discordian calendar 1169
Ethiopian calendar −5 – −4
Hebrew calendar 3763–3764
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 59–60
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3103–3104
Holocene calendar 10003
Iranian calendar 619 BP – 618 BP
Islamic calendar 638 BH – 637 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar AD 3
Korean calendar 2336
Minguo calendar 1909 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1465
Seleucid era 314/315 AG
Thai solar calendar 545–546
Tibetan calendar 阳水狗年
(male Water-Dog)
129 or −252 or −1024
    — to —
(female Water-Pig)
130 or −251 or −1023

The year 3 (III) was a common year which started on a Monday. according to the Julian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Wednesday. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lamia and Servilius. The year is called 3 since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the usual method in Europe for naming years. It was the 3rd year of the 1st century.


Roman Empire

  • The rule of Augustus is renewed for a ten-year period.
  • Augustus adopts his grandson, Gaius Caesar, with the expectation that he will succeed him. Gaius is made proconsul and is sent on a special mission to the East.
  • Lucius Aelius Lamia is consul of Rome
  • Marcus Valerius Messalla Messallinus is consul of Rome


  • Menneas becomes Archon of Athens
  • Five German tribes are unified by Marbod, King of the Marcomanni. The unification of the five tribes represents a direct threat to Rome in the area that will become Silesia and Saxony.


  • Wang Mang foils a plot by his son,Wang Yu, his brother-in-law, Lu Kuan, and the Wei clan to remove him from the regent's position. Wang Yu and Lu Kuan are killed in the purge that follows.


Rembrandt - Apostle Paul - WGA19120
A painting of Paul of Tarsus by Rembrandt.

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