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5 (V) is a common year of the Julian calendar which started on a Thursday. According to the Gregorian calendar, it started on a Saturday. It was known as the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Cinna. It was the 5th year of the 1st century.
- Rome acknowledges Cunobelinus, King of the Catuvellauni, as King of Britain.
- Germanic Tribes Cimbri and Charydes send ambassadors to Rome
- Gnaeus Cornelius Cinna Magnus, Lucius Valerius Messalla Volesus (or Gaius Ateius Capito) become Roman consuls
- Tiberius conquers Germania Inferior
- Agrippina the Elder marries Germanicus her second cousin.
- Livilla marries Drusus Julius Caesar, Tiberius's son.
- Polycharmus Azenius becomes Archon of Athens.
- Emperor Ping of Han is assassinated. Grand Empress Dowager Wang appoints Wang Mang as acting-emperor of Han until a suitable successor is found to replace the childless Ping.
- Julia, daughter of Drusus Julius Caesar and Livilla (d. 43)
- Drusilla of Mauretania
- Ruzi Ying, great-grandson of Emperor Xuan Han, Emperor of China (d. 25)
- Yin Lihua, Empress of China (d. 64)
- Gaius Asinius Pollio, Roman orator, poet and historian (b. 76 or 75 BC)
- Ping of Han, Emperor of China is assassinated, poisoned it is believed on the orders of Wang Mang (b. 14 BC).
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- "year 2 - Wolfram|Alpha". wolframalpha.com. 2011. http://www.wolframalpha.com/input/?i=year+5. Retrieved August 4, 2011.