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This article is about the year 48. For the number, see 48 (number). For other uses, see 48 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 10s  20s  30s  – 40s –  50s  60s  70s
Years: 45 46 474849 50 51
48 by topic
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48 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 48
Ab urbe condita 801
Assyrian calendar 4798
Bengali calendar −545
Berber calendar 998
Buddhist calendar 592
Burmese calendar −590
Byzantine calendar 5556–5557
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
2744 or 2684
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
2745 or 2685
Coptic calendar −236 – −235
Discordian calendar 1214
Ethiopian calendar 40–41
Hebrew calendar 3808–3809
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 104–105
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3149–3150
Holocene calendar 10048
Iranian calendar 574 BP – 573 BP
Islamic calendar 592 BH – 591 BH
Julian calendar 48
Korean calendar 2381
Minguo calendar 1864 before ROC
Seleucid era 359/360 AG
Thai solar calendar 590–591

Year 48 (XLVIII) was a leap 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 Vitellius and Poplicola (or, less frequently, year 801 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 48 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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  • The Hsiung-nu empire dissolves.
  • The emperor of China, Guang Wudi (Kouang Wou-Ti), restores Chinese domination of Inner Mongolia. The Xiongnu are made confederates and guard the Northern border of the empire.

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