226 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 250s BC  240s BC  230s BC  – 220s BC –  210s BC  200s BC  190s BC
Years: 229 BC 228 BC 227 BC226 BC225 BC 224 BC 223 BC
226 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 226 BC
Ab urbe condita 528
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4525
Bahá'í calendar −2069 – −2068
Bengali calendar −818
Berber calendar 725
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 319
Burmese calendar −863
Byzantine calendar 5283–5284
Chinese calendar 甲戌(Wood Dog)
2471 or 2411
    — to —
乙亥年 (Wood Pig)
2472 or 2412
Coptic calendar −509 – −508
Discordian calendar 941
Ethiopian calendar −233 – −232
Hebrew calendar 3535–3536
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −169 – −168
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2876–2877
Holocene calendar 9775
Igbo calendar −1225 – −1224
Iranian calendar 847 BP – 846 BP
Islamic calendar 873 BH – 872 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2108
Minguo calendar 2137 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 318

Year 226 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Fullo (or, less frequently, year 528 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 226 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.


By place[edit]


Roman Republic[edit]

  • A formidable host of Gauls, some of them from across the Alps, threaten Rome.
  • The Greek merchants of Massilia, frightened by Carthaginian successes in Spain (including their exploitation of the Spanish silver mines), appeal to Rome. Rome makes an alliance with the independent Spanish port city of Saguntum south of the Ebro River.
  • The Romans send an embassy to Hasdrubal and conclude a treaty which prohibits him from waging war north of the river Ebro, but allowing him a free hand to the south even at the expense of the interests of the town of Massilia.

Seleucid Empire[edit]

  • Antiochus Hierax, brother of the Seleucid King Seleucus II manages to escape from captivity in Thrace and flees to the mountains to raise an army, but he is killed by a band of Galatians.
  • Seleucus II dies after a fall from his horse and is succeeded by his eldest son Seleucus III Soter. At the time of Seleucus II's death, the empire of the Seleucids, with its capital at Antioch on the Orontes, stretches from the Aegean Sea to the borders of India and includes southern Anatolia, Mesopotamia, Persia, and northern Syria. Dynastic power is upheld by a mercenary army and by the loyalty of many Greek cities founded by Alexander the Great and his successors. The strength of the empire is already being sapped by repeated revolts in its eastern provinces and dissention amongst the members of the Seleucid dynasty.