4 BC

4 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 4 BC
Ab urbe condita 750
Ancient Greek era 194th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4747
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −596
Berber calendar 947
Buddhist calendar 541
Burmese calendar −641
Byzantine calendar 5505–5506
Chinese calendar 丙辰(Fire Dragon)
2693 or 2633
    — to —
丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2694 or 2634
Coptic calendar −287 – −286
Discordian calendar 1163
Ethiopian calendar −11 – −10
Hebrew calendar 3757–3758
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 53–54
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3097–3098
Holocene calendar 9997
Iranian calendar 625 BP – 624 BP
Islamic calendar 644 BH – 643 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 4 BC
Korean calendar 2330
Minguo calendar 1915 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1471
Seleucid era 308/309 AG
Thai solar calendar 539–540
Tibetan calendar 阳火龙年
(male Fire-Dragon)
123 or −258 or −1030
    — to —
(female Fire-Snake)
124 or −257 or −1029

Year 4 BC was a common year starting on Tuesday or Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Monday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Sabinus and Rufus (or, less frequently, year 750 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 4 BC 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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  • c. Possible months being June or October (due to convergence of Jupiter and Saturn forming the star of Bethlehem at his birth) – Jesus, Son of God who becomes the central figure of messianic Israelites and Christianity (executed circa AD 33).
  • Approximate date – Seneca the Younger, Córdoban-born Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist (forced suicide AD 65)



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