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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 various calendars
Gregorian calendar 8 BC
VII BC
Ab urbe condita 746
Ancient Greek era 193rd Olympiad (victor)¹
Assyrian calendar 4743
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −600
Berber calendar 943
Buddhist calendar 537
Burmese calendar −645
Byzantine calendar 5501–5502
Chinese calendar 壬子年 (Water Rat)
2689 or 2629
    — to —
癸丑年 (Water Ox)
2690 or 2630
Coptic calendar −291 – −290
Discordian calendar 1159
Ethiopian calendar −15 – −14
Hebrew calendar 3753–3754
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 49–50
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3093–3094
Holocene calendar 9993
Iranian calendar 629 BP – 628 BP
Islamic calendar 648 BH – 647 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 8 BC
VII BC
Korean calendar 2326
Minguo calendar 1919 before ROC
民前1919年
Nanakshahi calendar −1475
Seleucid era 304/305 AG
Thai solar calendar 535–536
Tibetan calendar 阳水鼠年
(male Water-Rat)
119 or −262 or −1034
    — to —
阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
120 or −261 or −1033

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.

Events

  • 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.

Births

Deaths

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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