|Centuries:||3rd century – 4th century – 5th century|
|Decades:||360s 370s 380s – 390s – 400s 410s 420s|
|Years:||396 397 398 – 399 – 400 401 402|
|399 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1152|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1445 – −1444|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
3095 or 3035
— to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
3096 or 3036
|- Vikram Samvat||455–456|
|- Shaka Samvat||321–322|
|- Kali Yuga||3500–3501|
|Igbo calendar||−601 – −600|
|Iranian calendar||223 BP – 222 BP|
|Islamic calendar||230 BH – 229 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1513 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||942|
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Year 399 (CCCXCIX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Eutropius and Theodorus (or, less frequently, year 1152 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 399 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.
- Emperor Honorius closed at Rome the Gladiatorial schools and legally ends munera (Gladiator games).
- Flavius Mallius Theodorus becomes Roman consul and official at the imperial court of emperor Arcadius.
- Gainas, a Gothic leader, is made magister militum and forms an alliance with deserters of Tribigild along the Bosphorus. He proclaims himself co-regent (usurper) and install his forces in Constantinople. Gainas depose anti-Gothic officials and has Eutropius, imperial advisor (cubicularius), executed.
- King Bahram IV dies after an 11-year reign. He is succeeded by Yazdegerd I, who becomes the thirteenth Sassanid Emperor of Persia.
- Fa-Hien, Chinese Buddhist monk, travels to India, Sri Lanka and Kapilavastu (modern Nepal).
- November 26 – Pope Siricius dies at Rome after a 15-year reign in which he has commanded celibacy for priests, asserted papal authority over the entire Western Church, and threatened to impose sanctions who do not follow his dictates.
- Anastasius I succeeds Siricius as the 39th pope. He seeks to reconcile the churches of Rome and Antioch. Anastasius also condemns the doctrine of Origen.
- Flavian I is acknowledged as legitimate bishop of Antioch by the Church of Rome.
- Narsai, Syriac poet and theologian (approximate date)
- January 19 – Pulcheria, Byzantine empress (d. 453)
- Bahram IV, king of the Sassanid Empire (Persia)
- Eutropius, Roman consul and eunuch
- Evagrius Ponticus, Christian monk and ascetic (b. 345)
- Fabiola, Christian saint
- Nintoku, emperor of Japan
- November 26 – Pope Siricius
- Tribigild, Ostrogothic general
- Tufa Wugu, prince of the Xianbei state Southern Liang
- Yuan Shansong, official and poet of the Jin Dynasty