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   This article is about the year 42. For the number, see 42 (number). For other uses, see 42 (disambiguation).
Year 42 (XLII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the
                                                                                  Millennium:                 1st millennium
full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year
                                                                                   Centuries:   1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century
of the Consulship of Caesar and Piso (or, less frequently, year 795 Ab
                                                                                   Decades :         10s 20s 30s – 40s – 50s 60s 70s
urbe condita). The denomination 42 for this year has been used since the
early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the                   Years:            39 40 41 – 42 – 43 44 45

prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
                                                                                                                             42 by topic

Events                                                                                                                             Politics

                                                                                                                            State leaders –
                                                                                                                           Sovereign states
By places
                                                                                                                            Birth and death
Roman Empire
                                                                                                                           Births – Deaths
   Consuls are Emperor Claudius and Gaius Caecina Largus.
                                                                                                                           Establishment and
   Romans take control of Ceuta, a port city on the North African side of the Strait of Gibraltar.
   The territories of the current Algeria and Morocco become a Roman province.                                                 categories
   The Dalmatian legate, Furius Camillus Scribonianus, revolts but his troops defect and his rebellion                    Establishments –
   quickly withers.                                                                                                       Disestablishments
   Claudius begins construction of Portus, the harbour bears a lighthouse and is sited on the right bank                       V   · T·   E   ·

   of the Tiber.
                                                                                                    42 in other calendars
Asia                                                                                     Gregorian calendar         42
   Suro becomes the first king of Geumgwan Gaya in the Korean peninsula.                                            XLII
   The Chinese General Ma Yuan represses the rebellions of the Trung sisters in          Ab urbe condita            795
   Tonkin.                                                                               Armenian calendar          N/A
                                                                                         Assyrian calendar          4792
By topic
                                                                                         Bahá'í calendar            -1802–-1801

Religion                                                                                 Bengali calendar           -551
                                                                                         Berber calendar            992
   25 January – Conversion of the Apostle Paul to Christianity. In reality, the
                                                                                         English Regnal year        N/A
   exact date is unknown, but the Roman Catholic Church has chosen to
   commemorate this date.                                                                Buddhist calendar          586
                                                                                         Burmese calendar           -596
                                                                                         Byzantine calendar         5550–5551
                                                                                         Chinese calendar           辛丑年十一月廿一日
   Herennius Philo                                                                                                         — to —

Deaths                                                                                                              (2679/2739-12-1)
                                                                                         Coptic calendar            -242–-241
   Arria                                                                                 Ethiopian calendar         34–35
   Gaius Appius Junius Silanus                                                           Hebrew calendar            3802–3803
                                                                                         Hindu calendars
                                                                                          - Vikram Samvat           98–99
                                                                                          - Shaka Samvat            N/A

via 42                                                                                    - Kali Yuga               3143–3144
                                                                                         Holocene calendar          10042
Iranian calendar           580 BP – 579 BP
Islamic calendar           598 BH – 597 BH
Japanese calendar
Julian calendar            42      XLII

Korean calendar            2375
Minguo calendar            1870 before ROC
                           民前1870 年

Thai solar calendar        585
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