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|Centuries:||1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century|
|Decades:||0s BC 0s 10s – 20s – 30s 40s 50s|
|Years:||23 24 25 – 26 – 27 28 29|
|26 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||779|
|Chinese calendar||乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)
2722 or 2662
— to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
2723 or 2663
|Coptic calendar||−258 – −257|
|- Vikram Samvat||82–83|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3126–3127|
|Iranian calendar||596 BP – 595 BP|
|Islamic calendar||614 BH – 613 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1886 before ROC
|Seleucid era||337/338 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||568–569|
Year 26 (XXVI) 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 Lentulus and Sabinus (or, less frequently, year 779 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 26 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.
- Pontius Pilate is appointed as prefect of Judea.
- Emperor Tiberius retires to Capri, leaving the Praetorian Guard under Lucius Aelius Sejanus in charge of the Roman Empire and the city of Rome.
- Romans crush an uprising of Thracian tribesmen.
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- Marcus Asinius Agrippa, Roman consul
- Claudia Pulchra, second cousin and close friend to Agrippina the Elder (b. 14 BC)
- Tacitus, The Annals 4.46-4.51