30 BC facts for kids

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 60s BC  50s BC  40s BC  – 30s BC –  20s BC  10s BC  0s BC
Years: 33 BC 32 BC 31 BC30 BC29 BC 28 BC 27 BC
30 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 30 BC
Ab urbe condita 724
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4721
Bahá'í calendar -1873–-1872
Bengali calendar -622
Berber calendar 921
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 515
Burmese calendar -667
Byzantine calendar 5479–5480
Chinese calendar 庚寅
— to —
Coptic calendar -313–-312
Ethiopian calendar -37–-36
Hebrew calendar 3731–3732
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 27–28
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3072–3073
Holocene calendar 9971
Iranian calendar 651 BP – 650 BP
Islamic calendar 671 BH – 670 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2304
Minguo calendar 1941 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 514

The year 30 BC was either a common year starting on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday or a leap year starting on Thursday. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Octavian and Crassus.


Roman Republic

  • Gaius Julius Caesar Octavian becomes Roman Consul for the fourth time. His partner is Marcus Licinius Crassus the Younger.
  • Octavian leads his army to the Dardanelles. He marches into Syria. Herod the Great sends him vows of loyalty and troops to help.
  • Gaius Cornelius Gallus arrives in Cyrene and occupies Paraetonium.
  • Mark Antony retreats with his army to Egypt. He learns that Pelusium opened its gates to Octavian without resistance.
  • Octavian Caesar captures Alexandria. This marks the official annexation of Ancient Egypt to the Roman Republic.
  • Cleopatra evacuates to Berenice on the west coast of the Red Sea. King Malchus of Nabatea attacks from the desert and burns the Egyptian ships.
  • The children of Cleopatra are spared by Octavian. Octavia Minor raises Alexander Helios, Cleopatra Selene and Ptolemy Philadelphus in her house in Rome.


  • Common date given for Thiruvalluvar to write the Tirukkuṟaḷ
  • First possible date for the invention of the wheelbarrow


  • Maroboduus, king of the Marcomanni (d. AD 37)


for more information, see Category:30 BC deaths.

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