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- 6 BC: Herod is going on with toughness against the Pharisees, who had announced that with the birth of the Messiah was imminent the end of his reign.
- 3 BC: The mark oman African king Maroboduus forges in what is now Bohemia a powerful Germanic tribal alliance, which includes among other Hermunduren, Lombards, and Vandals Semnones.
- Jesus of Nazareth is born One by Western reckoning, depending on the configuration, either one week before the beginning of the year one or the very end of the year. Due to different interpretations former events in correlation with details of the Bible vary the assumptions for its historical birth year between 7 BC and 4 BC, the year of death of Herod the Great. Another landmark is the census of the Roman Empire under Emperor Augustus.