214 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 240s BC  230s BC  220s BC  – 210s BC –  200s BC  190s BC  180s BC
Years: 217 BC 216 BC 215 BC214 BC213 BC 212 BC 211 BC
214 BC by topic
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214 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 214 BC
Ab urbe condita 540
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4537
Bahá'í calendar −2057 – −2056
Bengali calendar −806
Berber calendar 737
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 331
Burmese calendar −851
Byzantine calendar 5295–5296
Chinese calendar 丙戌(Fire Dog)
2483 or 2423
    — to —
丁亥年 (Fire Pig)
2484 or 2424
Coptic calendar −497 – −496
Discordian calendar 953
Ethiopian calendar −221 – −220
Hebrew calendar 3547–3548
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −157 – −156
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2888–2889
Holocene calendar 9787
Igbo calendar −1213 – −1212
Iranian calendar 835 BP – 834 BP
Islamic calendar 861 BH – 860 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2120
Minguo calendar 2125 before ROC
民前2125年
Thai solar calendar 330

Year 214 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Verrucosus and Marcellus (or, less frequently, year 540 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 214 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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Carthage[edit]

Roman Republic[edit]

Greece[edit]

  • Philip V of Macedon attempts an invasion of Illyria by sea with a fleet of 120 craft. He captures Oricum and, sailing up the Aous (modern Vjosë) river, he besieges Apollonia.
  • Upon receiving word from Oricum of Philip V's actions in Illyria, Roman propraetor Marcus Valerius Laevinus crosses the Adriatic with his fleet and army. Landing at Oricum, Laevinus is able to retake the town with little fighting.
  • Laevinus sends 2,000 men under the command of Quintus Naevius Crista, to Apollonia. Catching Philip's forces by surprise, Quintus Naevius Crista attacks and routs their camp. Philip V is able to escape back to Macedonia, after burning his fleet and leaving many thousands of his men dead or as prisoners of the Romans.

Asia[edit]

  • Panyu (present-day Guangzhou, or Canton) is established as a city.
  • Qin Shi Huang orders general Ren Xiao (任囂), commanding 200,000 troops, to conquer the kingdoms in present-day northern Vietnam.
  • The Qin armies defeat an army of 300,000 Xiongnu/Hun cavalrymen and expand their territories along the north basin of the Yellow River.


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