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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
Years: AD AD ADADAD AD AD
4 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 4
IV
Ab urbe condita 757
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4754
Bahá'í calendar -1840–-1839
Bengali calendar -589
Berber calendar 954
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 548
Burmese calendar -634
Byzantine calendar 5512–5513
Chinese calendar 癸亥
(2640/2700)
— to —
甲子年十二月初一日
(2641/2701-12-1)
Coptic calendar -280–-279
Ethiopian calendar -4–-3
Hebrew calendar 3764–3765
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 60–61
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3105–3106
Holocene calendar 10004
Iranian calendar 618 BP – 617 BP
Islamic calendar 637 BH – 636 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2337
Minguo calendar 1908 before ROC
民前1908年
Thai solar calendar 547

The year 4 (IV) was a leap year which started on a Tuesday, according to the Julian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Thursday. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Catus and Saturninus. It was called the fourth year since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the usual method in Europe for naming years. It was the 4th year of the 1st century.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

  • Emperor Caesar Augustus summons Tiberius to Rome, and names him his heir and future emperor. At the same time, Agrippa Postumus the last son of Marcus Vipsanius Agrippa is also adopted and named as Augustus' heir.
  • Tiberius also adopts Germanicus as his own heir.
  • Sextus Aelius Catus becomes consul.
  • The Lex Aelia Sentia regulates the manumission of slaves.
  • Signature of a pact of non-aggression and friendship between the Roman Empire, represented by Tiberius, and the German tribe the Cherusci, represented by their King Segimer. Arminius and Flavus, sons of Segimer, were brought into the Roman army as the Leaders of the auxiliary troops.
  • Julia the Elder returns from exile to live in Rhegium in disgrace.
  • Augustus Pardons Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus along with Aemilia Lepida, the daughter of Marcus Aemilius Lepidus for alleged involvement in a conspiracy against the emperor.
  • Marcus Plautius Silvanus is appointed proconsul of Asia.
  • Polianus Maradonius becomes Archon of Athens

Mid-East

  • King Phraataces and Queen Musa of Parthia are overthrown and killed, the crown being offered to Orodes III of Parthia – the beginning of the interregnum

Asia

  • Namhae Chachaung succeeds Bak Hyeokgeose as king of the Korean kingdom of Silla (traditional date)
  • Emperor Ping of Han marries Empress Wang (Ping) daughter of Wang Mang cementing his influence.

By topic

Arts and sciences

  • Nicholas of Damascus writes the 14 volume History of the World.

Births

  • Columella, Roman writer (d. 70)
  • Daemusin of Goguryeo, king of Goguryeo (d. 44)

Deaths

Gaius Cäsar
A sculpture of Caesar.

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