|Centuries:||1st century – 2nd century – 3rd century|
|Decades:||160s 170s 180s – 190s – 200s 210s 220s|
|Years:||191 192 193 – 194 – 195 196 197|
|194 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||947|
|Chinese calendar||癸酉年 (Water Rooster)
2890 or 2830
— to —
甲戌年 (Wood Dog)
2891 or 2831
|Coptic calendar||−90 – −89|
|- Vikram Samvat||250–251|
|- Shaka Samvat||116–117|
|- Kali Yuga||3295–3296|
|Iranian calendar||428 BP – 427 BP|
|Islamic calendar||441 BH – 440 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1718 before ROC
|Seleucid era||505/506 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||736–737|
Year 194 (CXCIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Septimius and Septimius (or, less frequently, year 947 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 194 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.
- Imperator Septimius Severus and Decimus Clodius Septimius Albinus Caesar become Roman Consuls.
- Battle of Issus: Emperor Septimius Severus marches with his army (12 legions) to Cilicia and defeats Pescennius Niger, governor of Syria. Pescennius retreats to Antioch and is executed by Severus' troops.
- Septimius Severus besieged Byzantium (194-196), the city walls suffers extensive damage.
- First year of Xingping era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
Arts and sciences
- Galen writes his manual on pathology, The Art of Curing.
- Liu Yan, ruler of Yizhou (father of Liu Zhang)
- Pescennius Niger, Roman usurper (b. 140)
- Tao Qian, Chinese warlord (b. 132)