|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC – 1st century BC – 1st century|
|Decades:||90s BC 80s BC 70s BC – 60s BC – 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC|
|Years:||72 BC 71 BC 70 BC – 69 BC – 68 BC 67 BC 66 BC|
|69 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||69 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||685|
|Bahá'í calendar||−1912 – −1911|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
2628 or 2568
— to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
2629 or 2569
|Coptic calendar||−352 – −351|
|Ethiopian calendar||−76 – −75|
|- Vikram Samvat||−12 – −11|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3033–3034|
|Igbo calendar||−1068 – −1067|
|Iranian calendar||690 BP – 689 BP|
|Islamic calendar||711 BH – 710 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1980 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||475|
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Year 69 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Hortalus and Metellus (or, less frequently, year 685 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 69 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.
- Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus and Quintus Hortensius.
- Antiochus XIII Asiaticus is installed as king of Syria.
- Roman troops under Lucius Lucullus defeat the army of Tigranes II of Armenia in the Battle of Tigranocerta, and capture Tigranocerta, capital of Armenia.
- Parthians and Romans re-establish Euphrates as a frontier.
- Gaius Julius Caesar is a quaestor in Spain.
- Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.
- Rhodes becomes a bulwark against pirates, the Rhodians are unable to suppress piracy in the Aegean Sea. Delos gets the status of a free port.
- January – Princess Cleopatra of Egypt, later Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt (or December, 70 BC) (d. 30 BC)
- Octavia Minor, grandniece of Julius Caesar (d. 11 BC)
- Wang Zhengjun, Empress of the western Han Dynasty of China (d. 13)
- Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
- C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008