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Millennium: 1st millennium
398 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar398
Ab urbe condita1151
Assyrian calendar5148
Balinese saka calendar319–320
Bengali calendar−195
Berber calendar1348
Buddhist calendar942
Burmese calendar−240
Byzantine calendar5906–5907
Chinese calendar丁酉年 (Fire Rooster)
3094 or 3034
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
3095 or 3035
Coptic calendar114–115
Discordian calendar1564
Ethiopian calendar390–391
Hebrew calendar4158–4159
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat454–455
 - Shaka Samvat319–320
 - Kali Yuga3498–3499
Holocene calendar10398
Iranian calendar224 BP – 223 BP
Islamic calendar231 BH – 230 BH
Javanese calendar281–282
Julian calendar398
Korean calendar2731
Minguo calendar1514 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1070
Seleucid era709/710 AG
Thai solar calendar940–941
Tibetan calendar阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
524 or 143 or −629
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
525 or 144 or −628

Year 398 (CCCXCVIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 395th Year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 398th year of the 1st millennium, the last 3 years of the 4th century, and the 9th and pre-final year of the 390s decade. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Eutychianus (or, less frequently, year 1151 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 398 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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Roman Empire[edit]

  • Gildonic Revolt: Gildo, a Berber serving as a high-ranking official (comes) in Mauretania, rebels against the Western Roman Empire. The Gildonic Revolt is instigated by a powerful official in the Eastern Roman Empire named Eutropius, who wishes to undermine his enemies in the Western Roman Empire by cutting off the grain supply to Rome.[1] After Gildo takes much of North Africa and cuts off the grain supply to Rome, Flavius Stilicho returns to Italy to raise troops against the rebels. After a short campaign in the desert, he defeats Gildo. Gildo flees and commits suicide by hanging himself.
  • Eutropius, Roman general (magister militum), celebrates his victory over the Huns ("the wolves of the North") in a parade through Constantinople (see 395).
  • An imperial edict obliges Roman landowners with plantations to yield 1/3 of their fields to the "barbarians" who have been settled in the Roman Empire.
  • Emperor Honorius marries Stilicho's daughter Maria.
  • Possible date for the Second Pictish War.

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  1. ^ Charles, Michael (2005). "Transporting the Troops in Late Antiquity: Naves Onerariae, Claudian and the Gildonic War". The Classical Journal. 100 (3): 275–299. ISSN 0009-8353. JSTOR 4133022.