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Subject: 14, 90s, 98, January 27, Nerva–Antonine dynasty
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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 60s  70s  80s  – 90s –  100s  110s  120s
Years: 95 96 979899 100 101
98 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
98 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 98
Ab urbe condita 851
Assyrian calendar 4848
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 20–21
 - Kali Yuga 3199–3200
Holocene calendar 10098
Iranian calendar 524 BP – 523 BP
Islamic calendar 540 BH – 539 BH
Julian calendar 98
Korean calendar 2431
Minguo calendar 1814 before ROC
Seleucid era 409/410 AG
Thai solar calendar 640–641

Year 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 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

  • 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.

By topic

Arts and sciences


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


Nobody (was born of historical importance)



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