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This article is about the year 42. For the number, see 42 (number). For other uses, see 42 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 10s  20s  30s  – 40s –  50s  60s  70s
Years: 39 40 414243 44 45
42 by topic
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Establishments – Disestablishments
42 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 42
Ab urbe condita 795
Assyrian calendar 4792
Bengali calendar −551
Berber calendar 992
Buddhist calendar 586
Burmese calendar −596
Byzantine calendar 5550–5551
Chinese calendar 辛丑(Metal Ox)
2738 or 2678
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2739 or 2679
Coptic calendar −242 – −241
Discordian calendar 1208
Ethiopian calendar 34–35
Hebrew calendar 3802–3803
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 98–99
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3142–3143
Holocene calendar 10042
Iranian calendar 580 BP – 579 BP
Islamic calendar 598 BH – 597 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 42
Korean calendar 2375
Minguo calendar 1870 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1426
Seleucid era 353/354 AG
Thai solar calendar 584–585

Year 42 (XLII) 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 Caesar and Piso (or, less frequently, year 795 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 42 for this year has been used since the Early Middle Ages, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • 25 January – Conversion of the Apostle Paul to Christianity. The exact date is not provided in texts, but the Roman Catholic Church has chosen to commemorate this date.

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