|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|44 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||44 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||710|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXXIII dynasty, 280|
|- Pharaoh||Cleopatra VII, 8|
|Ancient Greek era||184th Olympiad (victor )¹|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar|| 丙子年 (Fire Rat)|
2653 or 2593
— to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
2654 or 2594
|Coptic calendar||−327 – −326|
|Ethiopian calendar||−51 – −50|
|- Vikram Samvat||13–14|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3057–3058|
|Iranian calendar||665 BP – 664 BP|
|Islamic calendar||685 BH – 684 BH|
|Julian calendar||44 BC|
|Minguo calendar||1955 before ROC |
|Seleucid era||268/269 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||499–500|
83 or −298 or −1070
— to —
84 or −297 or −1069
Year 44 BC was either a common year starting on Sunday, Common year starting on Monday, leap year starting on Friday, or leap year starting on Saturday. (link will display the full Julian calendar) (the sources differ, see leap year error for further information) and a common year starting on Sunday of the Proleptic Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Julius Caesar V and Marc Antony (or, less frequently, year 710 Ab urbe condita ). The denomination 44 BC 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.
A common year starting on Sunday is any non-leap year that begins on Sunday, 1 January, and ends on Sunday, 31 December. Its dominical letter hence is A. The most recent year of such kind was 2017 and the next one will be 2023 in the Gregorian calendar, or, likewise, 2018 and 2029 in the obsolete Julian calendar, see below for more. Any common year that starts on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday has two Friday the 13ths. This common year contains two Friday the 13ths in January and October.
The proleptic Julian calendar is produced by extending the Julian calendar backwards to dates preceding AD 8 when the quadrennial leap year stabilized. The leap years that were actually observed between the implementation of the Julian calendar in 45 BC and AD 8 were erratic: see the Julian calendar article for details.
Gaius Julius Caesar, known by his nomen and cognomen Julius Caesar, was a Roman politician, military general, and historian who played a critical role in the events that led to the demise of the Roman Republic and the rise of the Roman Empire. He also wrote Latin prose.
Pharaoh is the common title of the monarchs of ancient Egypt from the First Dynasty until the annexation of Egypt by the Roman Empire in 30 BCE, although the actual term "Pharaoh" was not used contemporaneously for a ruler until Merneptah, c. 1200 BCE. In the early dynasty, ancient Egyptian kings used to have up to three titles, the Horus, the Sedge and Bee (nswt-bjtj) name, and the Two Ladies (nbtj) name. The Golden Horus and nomen and prenomen titles were later added.
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Gnaeus Calpurnius Piso, was a Roman statesman during the reigns of Augustus and Tiberius. He was consul in 7 BC; subsequently, he was governor of Hispania and proconsul of Africa. He belonged to one of Rome's most distinguished Senatorial families, whose members included Calpurnia, third wife of Julius Caesar.
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This article concerns the period 49 BC – 40 BC.
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The Battle of Mutina took place on 21 April 43 BC between the forces loyal to the Senate under consuls Gaius Vibius Pansa and Aulus Hirtius, supported by the legions of Caesar Octavian, and the Caesarian legions of Mark Antony who were besieging the troops of Decimus Brutus. The latter, one of Caesar's assassins, held the city of Mutina in Cisalpine Gaul.
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