326 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 5th century BC4th century BC3rd century BC
Decades: 350s BC  340s BC  330s BC  – 320s BC –  310s BC  300s BC  290s BC
Years: 329 BC 328 BC 327 BC326 BC325 BC 324 BC 323 BC
326 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 326 BC
Ab urbe condita 428
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4425
Bahá'í calendar −2169 – −2168
Bengali calendar −918
Berber calendar 625
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 219
Burmese calendar −963
Byzantine calendar 5183–5184
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
2371 or 2311
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2372 or 2312
Coptic calendar −609 – −608
Discordian calendar 841
Ethiopian calendar −333 – −332
Hebrew calendar 3435–3436
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −269 – −268
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2776–2777
Holocene calendar 9675
Igbo calendar −1325 – −1324
Iranian calendar 947 BP – 946 BP
Islamic calendar 976 BH – 975 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2008
Minguo calendar 2237 before ROC
民前2237年
Thai solar calendar 218
The Battle of Hydaspes

Year 326 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Visolus and Cursor (or, less frequently, year 428 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 326 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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Macedonian Empire[edit]

  • Spring – Alexander the Great crosses the Indus near Attock and enters Taxila, whose ruler, Taxiles (or Ambhi), furnishes 130 war elephants and troops in return for aid against his rival Porus, who rules the lands between the Hydaspes (modern Jhelum River) and the Acesines (modern Chenab River).
  • On the left bank of the Hydaspes, Alexander fights his last great battle, the Battle of the Hydaspes River. He and his general Craterus defeat the Indian King Porus. Alexander founds two cities there, Alexandria on the Indus or Alexandria Nicaea (to celebrate his victory) and Alexandria Bucephalous or Bucephala (named after his horse Bucephalus, which dies there); and Porus becomes his ally.
  • Philip, an officer in the service of Alexander the Great, is appointed satrap of India, including the provinces to the west of the Hydaspes, as far south as the junction of the Indus with the Acesines. Philip is put in charge by Alexander of building the city of Alexandria on the Indus.
  • Alexander continues on to conquer all the headwaters of the Indus River. East of Porus' kingdom, near the Ganges River, Alexander faces the powerful empire of Magadha ruled by the Nanda dynasty. Fearing the prospects of facing another powerful Indian army and exhausted by years of campaigning, his army mutinies at the Hyphasis River (the modern Beas River) and refuses to march further east, thus making this river mark the eastern-most extent of Alexander's conquests.
  • Following the mutiny of his army at the Hyphasis River, Alexander is persuaded by his army leaders to abandon his plans for invading the Ganges Valley. Alexander appoints Nearchus, a Cretan with naval experience, as admiral and places under his command all in the ranks of his army with any knowledge of seafaring. Nearchus has Indian shipwrights build 800 vessels, some as large as 300 tons, to take the army through Persian Gulf waters to Babylon. Alexander the Great begins the return march down the Indus to the sea.
  • After the departure of Alexander from India, Philip is assassinated by some of the mercenary troops under his command. Alexander names Eudamus and Taxilas as replacement rulers of Philip's territories.

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