Year 7 (VII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Metellus and Nerva (or, less frequently, year 760 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 7 for this year has been used after the early medieval period, when the Anno Dominicalendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
- Illyrian tribes in Pannonia and Dalmatia continue the Great Illyrian Revolt against Roman rule.
- Roman EmperorCaesar Augustus dismisses the Judean ethnarch Herod Archelaus.
- Publius Quinctilius Varus is appointed governor of Germania, charged with organising Germania between the Rhine and Elbe rivers. He carries out a census, devises tributes and recruits soldiers, all of which create dissension among the Germanic tribes.
- Abgarus of Edessa is deposed as king of Osroene.
- Construction of the Temple of Concord begins.
- Vonones I becomes ruler of Parthia.
- Zhai Yi, Governor of the Commandery of Dong (modern Puyang, Henan) declares Liu Zin, Marquess of Yang Xiang (modern Tai'an, Shandong), emperor. This proves to be the largest of the rebellions against Emperor Ruzi of Han.
- Wang Mang puts down the rebellion throughout the winter. The Zhai is captured and executed while Liu Xin escapes.
- Drusus Caesar, son of Germanicus and Agrippina the elder (d. 33)
- Gnaeus Domitius Corbulo, Roman General (d. 67)