30 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 60s BC  50s BC  40s BC  – 30s BC –  20s BC  10s BC  0s BC
Years: 33 BC 32 BC 31 BC30 BC29 BC 28 BC 27 BC
30 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 30 BC
Ab urbe condita 724
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 294
- Pharaoh Cleopatra VII, 22
Ancient Greek era 187th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar 4721
Bengali calendar −622
Berber calendar 921
Buddhist calendar 515
Burmese calendar −667
Byzantine calendar 5479–5480
Chinese calendar 庚寅(Metal Tiger)
2667 or 2607
    — to —
辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2668 or 2608
Coptic calendar −313 – −312
Discordian calendar 1137
Ethiopian calendar −37 – −36
Hebrew calendar 3731–3732
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 27–28
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3072–3073
Holocene calendar 9971
Iranian calendar 651 BP – 650 BP
Islamic calendar 671 BH – 670 BH
Julian calendar 30 BC
Korean calendar 2304
Minguo calendar 1941 before ROC
Seleucid era 282/283 AG
Thai solar calendar 513–514

Year 30 BC was either a common year starting on Wednesday, Thursday or Friday or a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Wednesday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Octavian and Crassus (or, less frequently, year 724 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 30 BC 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.


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  • Possible date of composition of the Tirukkuṟaḷ, attributed to Thiruvalluvar.
  • First possible date for the invention of the wheelbarrow in history; as the 5th century Book of Later Han states that the wife of the once poor and youthful imperial censor Bao Xuan of the Chinese Han Dynasty helped him push a lu che back to his village during their feeble wedding ceremony, around this year.