Centuries: 1st century BC - 1st century - 2nd century
- Oldest evidence of Japanese writing (see Hanko)
- Envoys from Cilicia come to Rome to accuse their late governor, Cossutianus Captio, of extortion; the Roman Senate is supported in the case by Publius Clodius Thrasea Paetus.
- Roman emperor Nero is also a Roman consul.
- Paul of Tarsus writes his Epistle to the Colossians (probable date).
- Accession of Chinese emperor Han Mingdi,