206 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 230s BC  220s BC  210s BC  – 200s BC –  190s BC  180s BC  170s BC
Years: 209 BC 208 BC 207 BC206 BC205 BC 204 BC 203 BC
206 BC by topic
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206 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 206 BC
Ab urbe condita 548
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4545
Bahá'í calendar −2049 – −2048
Bengali calendar −798
Berber calendar 745
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 339
Burmese calendar −843
Byzantine calendar 5303–5304
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
2491 or 2431
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2492 or 2432
Coptic calendar −489 – −488
Discordian calendar 961
Ethiopian calendar −213 – −212
Hebrew calendar 3555–3556
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −149 – −148
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2896–2897
Holocene calendar 9795
Igbo calendar −1205 – −1204
Iranian calendar 827 BP – 826 BP
Islamic calendar 852 BH – 851 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2128
Minguo calendar 2117 before ROC
民前2117年
Thai solar calendar 338

Year 206 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Philo and Metellus (or, less frequently, year 548 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 206 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

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Roman Republic[edit]

Carthage[edit]

  • Hasdrubal Gisco retreats to the coast and then crosses to North Africa, where he gives his daughter in marriage to Syphax, king of the Numidian Masaesyli tribe, to formalize their military alliance.
  • After being an ally of Carthage and fighting with them, Numidian chieftain, Masinissa switches sides when the Carthaginians are driven from Spain and offers to assist Rome. Syphax expels his rival Masinissa and claims himself to be King of Numidia. The Romans support Masinissa's claim to the Numidian throne against Syphax, the pro-Carthaginian ruler of the Masaesyli tribe.


China[edit]

  • Ziying, ruler of the Qin Dynasty, surrenders to Liu Bang, leader of a popular revolt. This marks the end of the Qin Dynasty and the principality that would later become the Han Dynasty established by Liu. However, in order to secure his position throughout China, Liu Bang becomes engaged in a civil war with the warlord, General Xiang Yu, until 202 BC, known as the Chu-Han contention.


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