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This article is about the year 468. For the number, see 468 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 4th century5th century6th century
Decades: 430s  440s  450s  – 460s –  470s  480s  490s
Years: 465 466 467468469 470 471
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468 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 468
CDLXVIII
Ab urbe condita 1221
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5218
Bahá'í calendar −1376 – −1375
Bengali calendar −125
Berber calendar 1418
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 1012
Burmese calendar −170
Byzantine calendar 5976–5977
Chinese calendar 丁未(Fire Goat)
3164 or 3104
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
3165 or 3105
Coptic calendar 184–185
Discordian calendar 1634
Ethiopian calendar 460–461
Hebrew calendar 4228–4229
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 524–525
 - Shaka Samvat 390–391
 - Kali Yuga 3569–3570
Holocene calendar 10468
Igbo calendar −532 – −531
Iranian calendar 154 BP – 153 BP
Islamic calendar 159 BH – 158 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 468
CDLXVIII
Korean calendar 2801
Minguo calendar 1444 before ROC
民前1444年
Thai solar calendar 1011
Pope Simplicius (468–483)

Year 468 (CDLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Anthemius without colleague (or, less frequently, year 1221 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 468 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 Empire[edit]

  • Emperor Leo I assembles a massive naval expedition at Constantinople, which costs 64,000 pounds of gold (more than a year's revenue) and consists of over 1,100 ships carrying 100,000 men. It is the greatest fleet ever sent against the Vandals and brings Leo near to bankruptcy.
  • Emperor Anthemius sends a Roman expedition under command of Marcellinus. He expels the Vandals from Sicily and retakes Sardinia. The Eastern general Heraclius of Edessa lands with a force on the Libyan coast east of Carthage and advances from Tripolitania.
  • Battle of Cape Bon: The Vandals defeat the Roman navy under Basiliscus anchored at Promontorium Mercurii, 45 miles from Carthage (Tunisia). During peace negotiations Genseric uses fire ships, filling them with brushwood and pots of oil, destroying 700 imperial galleys. Basiliscus escapes with his surviving fleet to Sicily, harassed all the way by Moorish pirates.
  • August – Marcellinus is murdered in Sicily, probably at the instigation of his political rival, Ricimer. Heraclius is left to fight alone against the Vandals; after a 2-year campaign in the desert he returns to Constantinople.
  • Basiliscus returns to Constantinople after a disastrous expedition against the Vandals. He is forced to seek sanctuary in the church of Hagia Sophia to escape the wrath of the people. Leo I gives him imperial pardon, but banishes him for 3 years to Heraclea Sintica (Thrace).
  • Dengizich, son of Attila the Hun, sends an embassy to Constantinople to demand money. Leo I offers the Huns settlement in Thrace in exchange for recognition of his authority. Dengizich refuses and crosses the Danube.
  • Roman forces under Anagast defeat the Huns at the Utus River (Bulgaria). Dengizich is killed and his head is paraded through the streets of Constantinople. Stuck on the end of a wooden pole, it is displayed above the Xylokerkos Gate.[1]
  • The Vandals reconquer Sicily, administering a decisive defeat to the Western forces.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ The End of Empire (p. 269). Christopher Kelly, 2009. ISBN 978-0-393-33849-2