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Millennium: 1st millennium
105 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 105
Ab urbe condita 858
Assyrian calendar 4855
Balinese saka calendar 26–27
Bengali calendar −488
Berber calendar 1055
Buddhist calendar 649
Burmese calendar −533
Byzantine calendar 5613–5614
Chinese calendar 甲辰(Wood Dragon)
2801 or 2741
    — to —
乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
2802 or 2742
Coptic calendar −179 – −178
Discordian calendar 1271
Ethiopian calendar 97–98
Hebrew calendar 3865–3866
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 161–162
 - Shaka Samvat 26–27
 - Kali Yuga 3205–3206
Holocene calendar 10105
Iranian calendar 517 BP – 516 BP
Islamic calendar 533 BH – 532 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar 105
Korean calendar 2438
Minguo calendar 1807 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1363
Seleucid era 416/417 AG
Thai solar calendar 647–648
Tibetan calendar 阳木龙年
(male Wood-Dragon)
231 or −150 or −922
    — to —
(female Wood-Snake)
232 or −149 or −921

Year 105 (CV) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Candidus and Iulius (or, less frequently, year 858 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 105 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]


  • Emperor He Di dies after a 17-year reign in which court eunuchs and the emperor's in-laws have regained influence. Empress Deng Sui placed her son Shang Di (barely 3 months old) on the throne, as the fifth emperor of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.
  • Last year (17th) of yongyuan era and start of yuanxing era of the Chinese Eastern Han Dynasty.
  • A peace treaty is signed between Baekje and Silla in the Korean peninsula (the war started in AD 85).

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Arts and sciences[edit]

  • Papermaking is refined by the Chinese eunuch Cai Lun, who receives official praise from the emperor for his methods of making paper from tree bark, hemp, remnant rags and fish nets. Paper had been made in China from the 2nd century BC, but Cai Lun's paper provides a writing surface far superior to pure silk and is much less costly to produce. Bamboo and wooden slips will remain the usual materials for books and scrolls in most of the world for another 200 years, and paper will remain a Chinese secret for 500 years.
  • The Trajan Bridge is finished. For more than a thousand years, it is the longest arch bridge in the world to have been built, in terms of both total and span length.[1]





  1. ^ In terms of overall length, the bridge seems to have been surpassed by another Roman bridge across the Danube, Constantine's Bridge, a little-known structure whose length is given with 2437 m (Tudor 1974b, p. 139; Galliazzo 1994, p. 319).