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|AD 86 by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||AD 86|
|Ab urbe condita||839|
|Balinese saka calendar||7–8|
|Chinese calendar||乙酉年 (Wood Rooster)|
2782 or 2722
— to —
丙戌年 (Fire Dog)
2783 or 2723
|Coptic calendar||−198 – −197|
|- Vikram Samvat||142–143|
|- Shaka Samvat||7–8|
|- Kali Yuga||3186–3187|
|Iranian calendar||536 BP – 535 BP|
|Islamic calendar||552 BH – 551 BH|
|Julian calendar||AD 86|
|Minguo calendar||1826 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||397/398 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||628–629|
212 or −169 or −941
— to —
213 or −168 or −940
AD 86 (LXXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (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 Petronianus (or, less frequently, year 839 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 86 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.
- Emperor Domitian introduces the Capitoline Games.
- The Roman General Trajan, future emperor, begins a campaign to crush an uprising in Germany.
- Germany is divided into two provinces, Upper Germany and Lower Germany.
- Roman legions face disaster in Dacia in the First Battle of Tapae, when Cornelius Fuscus, Praetorian prefect, launches a powerful offensive that becomes a failure. Encircled in the valley of Timi, he dies along with his entire army. Rome must pay tribute to the Dacians in exchange for a vague recognition of Rome's importance.
- Zeiner, Noelle K. (2005). Nothing Ordinary Here: Statius as Creator of Distinction in the Silvae. Psychology Press. p. 67. ISBN 9780415970983.