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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
5 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 5
Ab urbe condita 758
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4755
Bahá'í calendar -1839–-1838
Bengali calendar -588
Berber calendar 955
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 549
Burmese calendar -633
Byzantine calendar 5513–5514
Chinese calendar 甲子年十二月初二日
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Coptic calendar -279–-278
Ethiopian calendar -3–-2
Hebrew calendar 3765–3766
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 61–62
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3106–3107
Holocene calendar 10005
Iranian calendar 617 BP – 616 BP
Islamic calendar 636 BH – 635 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2338
Minguo calendar 1907 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 548

5 (V) is a common year of the Julian calendar which started on a Thursday. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Saturday. It was known as the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Cinna. It was the 5th year of the 1st century.

It is one of only seven years to use just one Roman numeral. The seven are 1 AD (I), 5 AD (V), 10 AD (X), 50 AD (L), 100 AD (C), 500 AD (D), and 1000 AD (M).


Roman Empire

  • Rome acknowledges Cunobelinus, King of the Catuvellauni, as King of Britain.
  • Germanic Tribes Cimbri and Charydes send ambassadors to Rome
  • Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus, Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus (or Gaius Ateius Capito) become Roman consuls
  • Tiberius conquers Germania Inferior
  • Agrippina the Elder marries Germanicus her second cousin.
  • Livilla marries Drusus Julius Caesar, Tiberius's son.
  • Polycharmus Azenius becomes Archon of Athens.


  • Emperor Ping of Han is assassinated. Grand Empress Dowager Wang appoints Wang Mang as acting-emperor of Han until a suitable successor is found to replace the childless Ping.


  • Julia, daughter of Drusus Julius Caesar and Livilla (d. 43)
  • Drusilla of Mauretania
  • Ruzi Ying, great-grandson of Emperor Xuan Han, Emperor of China (d. 25)
  • Yin Lihua, Empress of China (d. 64)


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