101 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
101 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar101 BC
Ab urbe condita653
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 223
- PharaohPtolemy X Alexander, 7
Ancient Greek era169th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4650
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−693
Berber calendar850
Buddhist calendar444
Burmese calendar−738
Byzantine calendar5408–5409
Chinese calendar己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2596 or 2536
    — to —
庚辰年 (Metal Dragon)
2597 or 2537
Coptic calendar−384 – −383
Discordian calendar1066
Ethiopian calendar−108 – −107
Hebrew calendar3660–3661
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−44 – −43
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3000–3001
Holocene calendar9900
Iranian calendar722 BP – 721 BP
Islamic calendar744 BH – 743 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2233
Minguo calendar2012 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1568
Seleucid era211/212 AG
Thai solar calendar442–443
Tibetan calendar阴土兔年
(female Earth-Rabbit)
26 or −355 or −1127
    — to —
(male Iron-Dragon)
27 or −354 or −1126

Year 101 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Marius and Aquillius (or, less frequently, year 653 Ab urbe condita) and the Fourth Year of Taichu. The denomination 101 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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  • War of the Heavenly Horses: Han general Li Guangli detaches forces to attack Yucheng. After a failed attack by Wang Shengshen and Hu Chongguo, in which Wang is killed, a new Han detachment under Shangguan Jie defeats and captures the king of Yucheng. The king is then killed by the soldiers escorting him to Li Guangli.[1]
  • Han-Xiongnu War: At the beginning of the year, Xulihu Chanyu dies from illness and is succeeded by Qiedihou Chanyu. Qiedihou releases the Han envoys detained by the Xiongnu and receives gifts from Emperor Wu of Han.[2]



  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 201–202. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 208. ISBN 978-1628944167.