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|147 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||900|
|Chinese calendar||丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
2843 or 2783
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丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
2844 or 2784
|Coptic calendar||−137 – −136|
|- Vikram Samvat||203–204|
|- Shaka Samvat||68–69|
|- Kali Yuga||3247–3248|
|Iranian calendar||475 BP – 474 BP|
|Islamic calendar||490 BH – 489 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1765 before ROC
|Seleucid era||458/459 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||689–690|
Year 147 (CXLVII) 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 Messalinus and Largus (or, less frequently, year 900 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 147 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.
- Marcus Aurelius receives imperial powers from the Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius.
- Festivals to celebrate the 900th anniversary of the founding of Rome begin.
- Vologases III dies after a 42-year reign in which he has contended successfully with his rivals.
- King Vologases IV, son of Mithridates IV of Parthia, unites under his rule the Parthian Empire.
- First year of Jianhe of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- Jia Xu, adviser to many important figures during the Chinese Han Dynasty (d. 223)
- Lokaksema, Kushan Buddhists monk
- Vologases III, king of Parthia
- Xu Shen, Chinese author of the Shuowen Jiezi dictionary of etymology (b. AD 58)