AD 98

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Millennium: 1st millennium
AD 98 in various calendars
Gregorian calendarAD 98
Ab urbe condita851
Assyrian calendar4848
Balinese saka calendar19–20
Bengali calendar−495
Berber calendar1048
Buddhist calendar642
Burmese calendar−540
Byzantine calendar5606–5607
Chinese calendar丁酉(Fire Rooster)
2794 or 2734
    — to —
戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
2795 or 2735
Coptic calendar−186 – −185
Discordian calendar1264
Ethiopian calendar90–91
Hebrew calendar3858–3859
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat154–155
 - Shaka Samvat19–20
 - Kali Yuga3198–3199
Holocene calendar10098
Iranian calendar524 BP – 523 BP
Islamic calendar540 BH – 539 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarAD 98
Korean calendar2431
Minguo calendar1814 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1370
Seleucid era409/410 AG
Thai solar calendar640–641
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]

  • January 1 – Emperor Nerva suffers a stroke during a private audience.
  • January 27 – Nerva dies of a fever at his villa in the Gardens of Sallust and 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 and begins a form of state welfare aimed at assuring that poor children are fed and taken care of. He has a specific vision of the Empire, which reaches its maximum extent under his rule, 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.

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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.