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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century BC1st century2nd century
Decades: 20s BC  10s BC  0s BC  – 0s –  10s  20s  30s
3 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 3
Ab urbe condita 756
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4753
Bahá'í calendar -1841–-1840
Bengali calendar -590
Berber calendar 953
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 547
Burmese calendar -635
Byzantine calendar 5511–5512
Chinese calendar 壬戌
— to —
Coptic calendar -281–-280
Ethiopian calendar -5–-4
Hebrew calendar 3763–3764
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 59–60
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3104–3105
Holocene calendar 10003
Iranian calendar 619 BP – 618 BP
Islamic calendar 638 BH – 637 BH
Japanese calendar
Korean calendar 2336
Minguo calendar 1909 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 546

The year 3 (III) was a common year which started on a Monday.[1] according to the Julian calendar. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Wednesday.[2] At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Lamia and Servilius. The year is called 3 since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the usual method in Europe for naming years. It was the 3rd year of the 1st century.


Roman Empire


  • Menneas becomes Archon of Athens
  • Five German tribes are unified by Marbod, King of the Marcomanni. The unification of the five tribes represents a direct threat to Rome in the area that will become Silesia and Saxony.


  • Wang Mang foils a plot by his son,Wang Yu, his brother-in-law, Lu Kuan, and the Wei clan to remove him from the regent's position. Wang Yu and Lu Kuan are killed in the purge that follows.


A painting of Paul of Tarsus by Rembrandt.


  1. " - 3". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved August 4, 2011.
  2. "year 3 - Wolfram|Alpha". 2011 [last update]. Retrieved August 4, 2011.