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Not to be confused with Cyrillic б.
This article is about the year 6. For the number, see 6 (number). For other uses, see 6 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
6 by topic
State leaders – Sovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
Establishments – Disestablishments
6 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 6
Ab urbe condita 759
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4756
Bahá'í calendar −1838 – −1837
Bengali calendar −587
Berber calendar 956
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 550
Burmese calendar −632
Byzantine calendar 5514–5515
Chinese calendar 乙丑(Wood Ox)
2702 or 2642
    — to —
丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
2703 or 2643
Coptic calendar −278 – −277
Discordian calendar 1172
Ethiopian calendar −2 – −1
Hebrew calendar 3766–3767
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 62–63
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3107–3108
Holocene calendar 10006
Igbo calendar −994 – −993
Iranian calendar 616 BP – 615 BP
Islamic calendar 635 BH – 634 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 6
Korean calendar 2339
Minguo calendar 1906 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 549

Year 6 (VI) 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 Lepidus and Arruntius (or, less frequently, year 759 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 6 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 – Some Chinese fear for the life of the young, ailing Emperor Ping Di as the planet Mars disappears behind the moon this month.[1]
  • February 3 – The boy emperor, Ping Di dies of unexpected causes at age 14; Wang Mang alone selects the new emperor, the Ruzi Ying, age 2,[1] starting the Jushe era of the Han Dynasty.
  • Candidates for government office must take civil-service examinations.
  • The imperial Liu clan suspect the intentions of Wang Mang and foment agrarian rebellions during the course of Ruzi Ying's reign. The first of these is led by Liu Chong, Marquess of Ang-Zong (a/k/a Marquis of An-chung), with a small force starting in[1] May or June.




  1. ^ a b c Klingaman, William K., The First Century: Emperors, Gods and Everyman, 1990, p 66