- This article is about the year 395. For the number, see 395 (number). For other uses, see 395 (disambiguation).
|Centuries:||3rd century – 4th century – 5th century|
|Decades:||360s 370s 380s – 390s – 400s 410s 420s|
|Years:||392 393 394 – 395 – 396 397 398|
|395 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Ab urbe condita||1148|
|Chinese calendar||甲午年 (Wood Horse)
3091 or 3031
— to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
3092 or 3032
|- Vikram Samvat||451–452|
|- Shaka Samvat||317–318|
|- Kali Yuga||3496–3497|
|Iranian calendar||227 BP – 226 BP|
|Islamic calendar||234 BH – 233 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1517 before ROC
|Seleucid era||706/707 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||937–938|
Year 395 (CCCXCV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Olybrius and Probinus (or, less frequently, year 1148 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 395 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.
- January 17 – Emperor Theodosius I, age 48, dies after a disease involving severe edema, at Milan. The Roman Empire is re-divided into an eastern and a western half. The Eastern Roman Empire is centered in Constantinople under Arcadius, son of Theodosius, and the Western Roman Empire in Mediolanum under his brother Honorius.
- April 27 – Arcadius marries Aelia Eudoxia, daughter of the Frankish general Flavius Bauto (without the knowledge or consent of Rufinus, Praetorian prefect of the East). His 3-year-old half-sister, Galla Placidia, is sent to Rome where she spends her childhood in the household of Stilicho and his wife Serena.
- Alaric, Visigothic leader of the foederati, renounces Roman fealty and is declared king, waging war against both parts of the Roman Empire, and ending a 16-year period of peace.
- The Goths, led by Alaric I, invade and devastate Thrace and Macedonia, impose a tribute on Athens, and then turn their sights on the West. Arcadius, unable to defeat them, gives Alaric control of the Balkans and grants him the position of magister militum in Illyricum.
- November 27 – Rufinus, Praetorian prefect of the East, is murdered by Gothic mercenaries under Gainas.
- December 8 – Later Yan is defeated by its former vassal Northern Wei at the Battle of Canhe Slope during the Southern and Northern Dynasties period of China.
- The Huns begin their large-scale attack on the Eastern Roman Empire. They invade Armenia, Cappadocia, and enter parts of Syria, threatening Antioch.
- An estimated 330,000 acres of farmland lie abandoned in Campania (southern Italy), partly as a consequence of malaria from mosquitoes bred in swampy areas, but mostly because imprudent agriculture has ruined the land.
Arts and Sciences
- Possible date that Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius published his Saturnalia.
- Augustine, age 40, becomes bishop of Hippo Regius (modern Algeria). His assignment is the reunification of the Roman Catholic Church in Africa, primarily focusing on the Donatist movement led by Primianus.
- Russian astronomer Nikolai Alexandrovich Morozov claimed that Revelation to John could be astronomically dated to September 30, 395.
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- January 17 – Theodosius I, Roman Emperor (b. 347)
- November 27 – Rufinus, Roman consul and praetorian prefect
- Apa Bane, Christian hermit and saint
- Ausonius, Roman poet and rhetorician