AD 64

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Millennium: 1st millennium
AD 64 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar AD 64
Ab urbe condita 817
Assyrian calendar 4814
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −529
Berber calendar 1014
Buddhist calendar 608
Burmese calendar −574
Byzantine calendar 5572–5573
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2760 or 2700
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2761 or 2701
Coptic calendar −220 – −219
Discordian calendar 1230
Ethiopian calendar 56–57
Hebrew calendar 3824–3825
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 120–121
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3164–3165
Holocene calendar 10064
Iranian calendar 558 BP – 557 BP
Islamic calendar 575 BH – 574 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar AD 64
Korean calendar 2397
Minguo calendar 1848 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1404
Seleucid era 375/376 AG
Thai solar calendar 606–607
Tibetan calendar 阴水猪年
(female Water-Pig)
190 or −191 or −963
    — to —
(male Wood-Rat)
191 or −190 or −962

AD 64 (LXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Bassus and Crassus (or, less frequently, year 817 Ab urbe condita). The denomination AD 64 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.


By place

Roman Empire

  • July 19Great Fire of Rome: A fire begins in the merchant area of Rome and soon burns completely out of control, while emperor Nero allegedly plays his lyre and sings as he watches the blaze from a safe distance. There is no hard evidence to support this claim: fires were very common in Rome at the time. The fire destroys close to one-half of the city and it is officially blamed on the Christians, a small but growing religious movement. Nero is accused of being the arsonist by popular rumour.
  • Persecution of Christians in Rome begins under Emperor Nero. Peter the Apostle is possibly among those executed.
  • Nero proposes a new urban planning program based the creation of buildings decorated with ornate porticos, the widening of the streets and the use of open spaces. This plan will not be applied until after his death in 68.
  • Lyon sends a large sum of money to Rome to aid in the reconstruction. However, during the winter of 64–65, Lyon suffers a catastrophic fire itself, and Nero reciprocates by sending money to Lyon.
  • Phoenicia becomes part of Syria.


By topic


Arts and sciences



  • October 13Peter the Apostle (Margherita Guarducci, who led the research leading to the rediscovery of Peter's reputed tomb in 1963, concluded that Peter died on that date, shortly after the Great Fire of Rome and during the festivities to mark "dies imperii" of Emperor Nero, and that Peter and other Christians were crucified in honor of the decennial of Nero's October 13, AD 54 ascension to the imperial throne.) [1](b. 1 BC)
  • Paul the Apostle (earliest date) (b. AD 5)
  • Empress Yin Lihua (b. AD 5)

See also


  1. ^ Rainer Riesner, Paul's Early Period: Chronology, Mission Strategy, Theology (Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 1998) p65
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