|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC – 1st century BC – 1st century|
|Decades:||40s BC 30s BC 20s BC – 10s BC – 0s BC 0s 10s|
|Years:||19 BC 18 BC 17 BC – 16 BC – 15 BC 14 BC 13 BC|
|16 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||16 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||738|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1859 – −1858|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||甲辰年 (Wood Dragon)
2681 or 2621
— to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
2682 or 2622
|Coptic calendar||−299 – −298|
|Ethiopian calendar||−23 – −22|
|- Vikram Samvat||41–42|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3086–3087|
|Igbo calendar||−1015 – −1014|
|Iranian calendar||637 BP – 636 BP|
|Islamic calendar||657 BH – 656 BH|
|Julian calendar||16 BC|
|Minguo calendar||1927 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||528|
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Year 16 BC was either a common year starting on Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday or a leap year starting on Monday or Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Sunday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ahenobarbus and Scipio (or, less frequently, year 738 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 16 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Lucius Domitius Ahenobarbus and Publius Cornelius Scipio are Roman consuls.
- Noricum is incorporated into the Roman Empire.
- Caesar Augustus reorganizes German provinces, makes Trier their capital.
- Roman legate Marcus Lollius is defeated by a Germanic horde.
- Cornelia Scipio, daughter of Publius Cornelius Scipio Salvito and Scribonia (b. c. 46 BC)
- Empress Wang