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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 0s BC  0s  10s  – 20s –  30s  40s  50s
Years: 20 21 222324 25 26
23 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
23 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 23
Ab urbe condita 776
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4773
Bahá'í calendar −1821 – −1820
Bengali calendar −570
Berber calendar 973
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 567
Burmese calendar −615
Byzantine calendar 5531–5532
Chinese calendar 壬午(Water Horse)
2719 or 2659
    — to —
癸未年 (Water Goat)
2720 or 2660
Coptic calendar −261 – −260
Discordian calendar 1189
Ethiopian calendar 15–16
Hebrew calendar 3783–3784
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 79–80
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3124–3125
Holocene calendar 10023
Igbo calendar −977 – −976
Iranian calendar 599 BP – 598 BP
Islamic calendar 617 BH – 616 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 23
Korean calendar 2356
Minguo calendar 1889 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 566

Year 23 (XXIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Pollio and Vetus (or, less frequently, year 776 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 23 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


  • Liu Xuan, a descendant of the Han Dynasty royal family and leader of insurgents against the Xin Dynasty, proclaims himself emperor against Wang Mang.[5]
  • July – After being under siege for two months, about 19,000 insurgents under Liu Xiu defeat 450,000 of Wang Mang's troops in the Battle of Kunyang, ushering in the fall of Wang Mang and restoration of the Han Dynasty in China.[6]




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