161

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
161 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar161
CLXI
Ab urbe condita914
Assyrian calendar4911
Balinese saka calendar82–83
Bengali calendar−432
Berber calendar1111
Buddhist calendar705
Burmese calendar−477
Byzantine calendar5669–5670
Chinese calendar庚子(Metal Rat)
2857 or 2797
    — to —
辛丑年 (Metal Ox)
2858 or 2798
Coptic calendar−123 – −122
Discordian calendar1327
Ethiopian calendar153–154
Hebrew calendar3921–3922
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat217–218
 - Shaka Samvat82–83
 - Kali Yuga3261–3262
Holocene calendar10161
Iranian calendar461 BP – 460 BP
Islamic calendar475 BH – 474 BH
Javanese calendar37–38
Julian calendar161
CLXI
Korean calendar2494
Minguo calendar1751 before ROC
民前1751年
Nanakshahi calendar−1307
Seleucid era472/473 AG
Thai solar calendar703–704
Tibetan calendar阳金鼠年
(male Iron-Rat)
287 or −94 or −866
    — to —
阴金牛年
(female Iron-Ox)
288 or −93 or −865

Year 161 (CLXI) 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 Caesar and Aurelius (or, less frequently, year 914 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 161 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.

Events[edit]

By place[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

  • March 7
    • Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by Marcus Aurelius who shares imperial power with Lucius Verus, although Marcus retains the title Pontifex Maximus.
    • Marcus Aurelius, a Spaniard like Trajan and Hadrian, is a stoical, disciple of Epictetus, and an energetic man of action. He pursues the policy of his predecessor and maintains good relations with the Senate. As a legislator, he endeavours to create new principles of morality and humanity, particularly favouring women and slaves.
  • The weight of a goldpiece, the aureus, is reduced from 7.81 grams under Aurelius to 7.12 grams.
  • Autumn

By topic[edit]

Arts and sciences[edit]

  • Gaius' Institutiones are published.

Commerce[edit]

  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 68 percent under emperor Marcus Aurelius, down from 75 percent under Antoninus Pius.

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