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This article is about the year 46. For the number, see 46 (number). For other uses, see 46 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 10s  20s  30s  – 40s –  50s  60s  70s
Years: 43 44 454647 48 49
46 by topic
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46 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 46
Ab urbe condita 799
Assyrian calendar 4796
Bengali calendar −547
Berber calendar 996
Buddhist calendar 590
Burmese calendar −592
Byzantine calendar 5554–5555
Chinese calendar 乙巳(Wood Snake)
2742 or 2682
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2743 or 2683
Coptic calendar −238 – −237
Discordian calendar 1212
Ethiopian calendar 38–39
Hebrew calendar 3806–3807
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 102–103
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3147–3148
Holocene calendar 10046
Iranian calendar 576 BP – 575 BP
Islamic calendar 594 BH – 593 BH
Julian calendar 46
Korean calendar 2379
Minguo calendar 1866 before ROC
Seleucid era 357/358 AG
Thai solar calendar 588–589

Year 46 (XLVI) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Asiaticus and Silanus (or, less frequently, year 799 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 46 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]


  • A drought and an invasion of locusts hit the Mongolian steppes, causing a famine and a revolt at Xiongnu.


  • Plutarch, Greek historian (approximate date) (d. c. 120)