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Years: 51 52 53 - 54 - 55 56 57

54 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 54

Ab urbe condita 807
Armenian calendar N/A
Bahá'í calendar -1790 – -1789
Buddhist calendar 598
Coptic calendar -230 – -229
Ethiopian calendar 46 – 47
Hebrew calendar 3814 3815
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 109 – 110
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3155 – 3156
Holocene calendar 10054
Iranian calendar 568 BP – 567 BP
Islamic calendar 585 BH – 584 BH
Japanese calendar
 - Imperial Year Kōki 714
Julian calendar 99
Korean calendar 2387
Thai solar calendar 597

Year 54 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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Roman Empire[]

  • October 13Roman emperor Claudius dies, possibly after being poisoned by Agrippina, his wife and niece, and is succeeded by Nero.
  • Nero attempts to prohibit the gladiatorial games.
  • Maiden Castle in Dorset is captured from the Celtic Durotriges by Vespasian.
  • Under Nero, Rome annexes Aden to protect the maritime route between Alexandria and Asia.
  • Two centurions are sent to the south of Egypt to find the sources of the Nile, and possible new provinces. They report that while there are many cities in the desert, the area seems too poor to be worthy of conquest.
  • Violence erupts in Caesarea regarding the a local ordinance restricting the civil rights of Jews, creating clashes between Jews and pagans. The Roman garrison, made up of Syrians, takes the side of the pagans. The Jews, armed with clubs and swords, meet in the marketplace. The Governor of Judaea, Antonius Felix, orders his troops to charge. The violence continues and Felix asks Nero to arbitrate. Nero, sides with the pagans and relegates the Jews to second-class citizens. This decision does nothing but increase the Jews' anger.
  • In Britain, Venutius leads a revolt against his ex-wife Cartimandua, queen of the Brigantes and a Roman ally. Governor Aulus Didius Gallus sends her military aid, and after some indecisive fighting a legion commanded by Caesius Nasica defeats the rebels (approximate date - some time between 52 and 57).


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Aaltje Stam (1811-1860)Pieter Stam (1775-1858)Sijbregje Leek (1777-1847)
Ratherius der Franken (aft42-bef90)Antenor III der West-Franken (c25-c69)
Antenor III der West-Franken (c25-c69)Clodomir I der West-Franken (c3-)
Clodomir I der West-Franken (c3-)Marcomir der West-Franken (bef14BC-)

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