8 BC facts for kids

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 30s BC  20s BC  10s BC  – 0s BC –  0s  10s  20s
Years: 11 BC 10 BC BCBCBC BC BC
8 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 8 BC
Ab urbe condita 746
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4743
Bahá'í calendar -1851–-1850
Bengali calendar -600
Berber calendar 943
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 537
Burmese calendar -645
Byzantine calendar 5501–5502
Chinese calendar 壬子
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Coptic calendar -291–-290
Ethiopian calendar -15–-14
Hebrew calendar 3753–3754
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 49–50
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3094–3095
Holocene calendar 9993
Iranian calendar 629 BP – 628 BP
Islamic calendar 648 BH – 647 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2326
Minguo calendar 1919 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 536

Year 8 BC was either a common year starting on Friday or Saturday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Censorinus and Gallus.


  • King Maroboduus becomes ruler of the Marcomanni. He fights against the Roman expansion in Bohemia.
  • Arminius, son of a Cheruscan chieftain, is taken hostage to Rome where he receives a military education.



for more information, see Category:8 BC deaths.
  • Horace, Roman poet (b. 65 BC)
  • Maecenas, Roman politician and patron of the arts (b. 70 BC)
  • Empress Xu

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