AD 98

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Millennium: 1st millennium
AD 98 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar AD 98
Ab urbe condita 851
Assyrian calendar 4848
Balinese saka calendar 19–20
Bengali calendar −495
Berber calendar 1048
Buddhist calendar 642
Burmese calendar −540
Byzantine calendar 5606–5607
Chinese calendar 丁酉(Fire Rooster)
2794 or 2734
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
2795 or 2735
Coptic calendar −186 – −185
Discordian calendar 1264
Ethiopian calendar 90–91
Hebrew calendar 3858–3859
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 154–155
 - Shaka Samvat 19–20
 - Kali Yuga 3198–3199
Holocene calendar 10098
Iranian calendar 524 BP – 523 BP
Islamic calendar 540 BH – 539 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar AD 98
Korean calendar 2431
Minguo calendar 1814 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1370
Seleucid era 409/410 AG
Thai solar calendar 640–641
Tibetan calendar 阴火鸡年
(female Fire-Rooster)
224 or −157 or −929
    — to —
(male Earth-Dog)
225 or −156 or −928

AD 98 (XCVIII) 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 Augustus and Traianus (or, less frequently, year 851 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 98 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]

  • Emperor Nerva suffers a stroke during a private audience. Shortly after he dies of a fever at his villa in the Gardens of Sallust.
  • January 27 – Nerva is succeeded by his adopted son Trajan.
  • Trajan is the first Roman Emperor born in Italica, near Seville. A brilliant soldier and administrator, he enters Rome without ceremony and wins over the public. Continuing the policies of Augustus, Vespasian and Nerva, he restores the Senate to its full status in the government. He has a specific vision of the Empire, and keeps a close watch on finances. Taxes, without any increase, are sufficient during his reign to pay the considerable costs of the budget.
  • The informers used by Domitian to support his tyranny are expelled from Rome.
  • In order to maintain the Port of Alexandria, Trajan reopens the canal between the Nile and the Red Sea.
  • Carrying out an idea of Nerva's, Trajan begins a form of state welfare aimed at assuring that poor children are fed and taken care of.

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Arts and sciences[edit]


  • The silver content of the Roman denarius rises to 93 percent under emperor Trajan, up from 92 percent under Domitian.