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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 various calendars
Gregorian calendar 30 BC
Ab urbe condita 724
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 294
- Pharaoh Cleopatra VII, 22
Ancient Greek era 187th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4721
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −622
Berber calendar 921
Buddhist calendar 515
Burmese calendar −667
Byzantine calendar 5479–5480
Chinese calendar 庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2667 or 2607
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2668 or 2608
Coptic calendar −313 – −312
Discordian calendar 1137
Ethiopian calendar −37 – −36
Hebrew calendar 3731–3732
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 27–28
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3071–3072
Holocene calendar 9971
Iranian calendar 651 BP – 650 BP
Islamic calendar 671 BH – 670 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 30 BC
Korean calendar 2304
Minguo calendar 1941 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1497
Seleucid era 282/283 AG
Thai solar calendar 513–514
Tibetan calendar 阳金虎年
(male Iron-Tiger)
97 or −284 or −1056
    — to —
(female Iron-Rabbit)
98 or −283 or −1055

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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