|205 by topic|
|Ab urbe condita||958|
|Balinese saka calendar||126–127|
|Chinese calendar||甲申年 (Wood Monkey)|
2901 or 2841
— to —
乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
2902 or 2842
|Coptic calendar||−79 – −78|
|- Vikram Samvat||261–262|
|- Shaka Samvat||126–127|
|- Kali Yuga||3305–3306|
|Iranian calendar||417 BP – 416 BP|
|Islamic calendar||430 BH – 429 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1707 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||516/517 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||747–748|
331 or −50 or −822
— to —
332 or −49 or −821
Year 205 (CCV) 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 Aurelius and Geta (or, less frequently, year 958 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 205 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 Antoninus Augustus and his brother Publius Septimius Geta Caesar become Roman Consuls.
- Hadrian's Wall is restored, after heavy raids by Caledonian tribes had overrun much of northern Britain.
- January 22 – Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, a praetorian prefect and father-in-law of Caracalla, is assassinated.
- Aemilius Papinianus becomes praetorian prefect, after the death of Gaius Fulvius Plautianus.
- Cao Rui, Chinese emperor of Cao Wei (d. 239)
- Gu Tan, Chinese official and politician (d. 246)
- Plotinus, Greek philosopher and writer (d. 270)
- Shan Tao, Chinese Taoist scholar and official (d. 283)
- Sima Wang, Chinese prince and general (d. 271)
- Zhang Xiu (or Shusi), Chinese general (d. 245)
- January 22 – Gaius Fulvius Plautianus, Roman consul
- Guo Tu (or Gongze), Chinese official and politician
- Marcus Peducaeus Plautius Quintillus, Roman consul
- Popilius Pedo Apronianus, Roman politician
- Yuan Tan, Chinese general and warlord