Centuries: 0th century - 1st century - 2nd century
Decades: -30s  -20s  -10s  - 0s -  10s  20s  30s

Years: -2 -1 0 - 1 - 2 3 4

The world in 1.

1 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 1

Ab urbe condita 754
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -1843 – -1842
Buddhist calendar 545
Coptic calendar -283 – -282
Ethiopian calendar -7 – -6
Hebrew calendar 3761 3762
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 56 – 57
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3102 – 3103
Holocene calendar 10001
Iranian calendar 621 BP – 620 BP
Islamic calendar 640 BH – 639 BH
Japanese calendar
 - Imperial Year Kōki 661
Julian calendar 46
Korean calendar 2334
Thai solar calendar 544

Year 1 was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


By place[]

Roman Empire[]

  • Tiberius, under order of Augustus, quells revolts in Germania (1–5).
  • Gaius Caesar and Lucius Aemilius Paullus are appointed as consuls.
  • Gaius Caesar marries Livilla, daughter of Antonia Minor and Nero Claudius Drusus, in an effort to gain prestige.
  • Quirinius becomes a chief advisor to Gaius in Armenia. Gnaeus Domitius Ahenobarbus whose father Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus had served as Consul in 16 BC also serves in the Armenia campaigns.
  • Lions become extinct in Western Europe.
  • The Aqua Alsienta aqueduct is constructed.
  • Silk appears in Rome[1].
  • Areius Paianeius becomes Archon of Athens.


  • Start of the Yuanshi era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
  • Confucius is given his first royal title (posthumous name) of Lord Baochengxun Ni.
  • Emperor Ping of Han China begins his reign and Wang Mang is re-instated as regent by Grand Empress Dowager Wang.
  • Former regent Dong Xian commits suicide.
  • Sapadbizes, Yuezhi prince and King of Kush (Bactria), dies. Heraios succeeds him as king.


  • Kingdom of Aksum, centered in modern day Ethiopia and Eritrea, is founded (approximate date).
  • Amanishakheto Queen of Kush (Nubia) dies. Her son, Natakamani, becomes King of Kush.


  • Moxos ceases to be a significant religious area in South America (approximate date).

By topic[]

Arts and Sciences[]

  • The poem Metamorphoses is written by Ovid.
  • Livy writes his monumental History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita).


  • Jesus' birth, according to the Anno Domini era created by Dionysius Exiguus in 525 as argued by one scholar, Georges Declercq, in Anno Domini (2000). Most scholars argue that Dionysius placed the birth of Jesus in 1 BC.
  • The first full year in the life of Jesus as assigned by Dionysius Exiguus in his Anno Domini era.
  • Buddhism is introduced into China.


  • The world population is about 300,000,000.[2]


  • Lucius Annaeus Gallio, Roman proconsul (d. 65)
  • Quinctilius Varus, son of Publius Quinctilius Varus and Claudia Pulchra (b. c. 27 BC)
  • Pallas, Greek Freedman and political advisor (d. 65)


  • In disgrace following the accession of Emperor Ping, Zhao Feiyan, empress of Emperor Cheng of Han, forced to commit suicide (b. unknown)
  • Emperor Ai of Han.

People of the year 1 at Familypedia

1 people were born in 1

 FatherMotherAge mother at birth
Jesus (c6BC-c31)Joseph ben Jacob (c25 BC-)Mary (mother of Jesus)

0 children were born to the 0 women born in 1

1 people died in 1

 FatherMotherAge at death
Elizabeth Wychingham (-bef1445)Nicholas WychinghamNomen nescio

1 people lived in 1

Jesus (c6BC-c31)Joseph ben Jacob (c25 BC-)Mary (mother of Jesus)

Events of the year 1 at Familypedia

2 people were married in 1.

 Joined with
Ann Richardson (1756-1817)Matthew Forster (1750-1819)
Morgan ap Williams (c1465-)Katherine Cromwell (c1468-)

There were 0 military battles in 1.

1 0 1


  1. ^ The Silkroad Foundation's silk road chronology
  2. ^ The range of figures from different sources as listed at the U.S. Census Bureau's Historical Estimates of World Population put the population at 1 AD between 170 million and 400 million.
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