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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 4th century5th century6th century
Decades: 370s  380s  390s  – 400s –  410s  420s  430s
Years: 405 406 407408409 410 411
408 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar408
Ab urbe condita1161
Assyrian calendar5158
Balinese saka calendar329–330
Bengali calendar−185
Berber calendar1358
Buddhist calendar952
Burmese calendar−230
Byzantine calendar5916–5917
Chinese calendar丁未(Fire Goat)
3104 or 3044
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3105 or 3045
Coptic calendar124–125
Discordian calendar1574
Ethiopian calendar400–401
Hebrew calendar4168–4169
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat464–465
 - Shaka Samvat329–330
 - Kali Yuga3508–3509
Holocene calendar10408
Iranian calendar214 BP – 213 BP
Islamic calendar221 BH – 220 BH
Javanese calendar291–292
Julian calendar408
Korean calendar2741
Minguo calendar1504 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1060
Seleucid era719/720 AG
Thai solar calendar950–951
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
534 or 153 or −619
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
535 or 154 or −618

408 (CDVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday of the Julian calendar, the 408th year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD) designations, the 408th year of the 1st millennium, the 8th year of the 5th century, and the 9th year of the 400s decade. As of the start of 408, the Gregorian calendar was 1 day ahead of the Julian calendar, which was the dominant calendar of the time.

Events[change | change source]

  • In the summer of this year, the usurper Constantine III captures Spain, destroying the loyalist forces defending it.
  • September – Alaric, king of the Visigoths, lays siege to Rome.