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This article is about the year 79. For the number, see 79 (number). For other uses, see 79 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
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Years: 76 77 787980 81 82
79 by topic
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79 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 79
Ab urbe condita 832
Assyrian calendar 4829
Bengali calendar −514
Berber calendar 1029
Buddhist calendar 623
Burmese calendar −559
Byzantine calendar 5587–5588
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
2775 or 2715
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2776 or 2716
Coptic calendar −205 – −204
Discordian calendar 1245
Ethiopian calendar 71–72
Hebrew calendar 3839–3840
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 135–136
 - Shaka Samvat 1–2
 - Kali Yuga 3180–3181
Holocene calendar 10079
Iranian calendar 543 BP – 542 BP
Islamic calendar 560 BH – 559 BH
Julian calendar 79
Korean calendar 2412
Minguo calendar 1833 before ROC
Seleucid era 390/391 AG
Thai solar calendar 621–622

Year 79 (LXXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Augustus and Vespasianus (or, less frequently, year 832 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 79 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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