Year 58 was a
common year starting on Sunday(link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.__NOTOC__
Roman emperor Nerois also a Roman Consul.
* The friendship between Nero and
Othoends when they both fall in love with Poppea Sabina, and Otho is sent to Lusitaniaas governor.
* War with the
Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Roman commander in the east captures Artaxatain Armenia, in the war against Parthia.
Ficus Ruminalisbegins to die (see Rumina).
Thuringiaconflict between two Germanic tribes erupts over access to water.
* Start of "Yongping" era of the Chinese
Ming-Ti, new emperorof China, introduces Buddhismto Chinaand the West Indus Valley.
* In China, sacrifices to
Confuciusare ordered in all government schools. [Roberts, J: "History of the World.". Penguin, 1994.]
* The apostle Paul is arrested in Jerusalem, and is imprisoned in Caesarea. He then invokes his Roman citizenship and is sent to Rome to be judged.
* Paul writes his
Epistle to the Romans.
Juvenal, Roman poet
Xu Shen, Chinese author of the large " Shuowen Jiezi" dictionary of etymology(d. 147)
Deng Yu, general of Han Dynasty(b. 2)
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