111 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
111 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar111 BC
Ab urbe condita643
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 213
- PharaohPtolemy IX Lathyros, 6
Ancient Greek era167th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4640
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−703
Berber calendar840
Buddhist calendar434
Burmese calendar−748
Byzantine calendar5398–5399
Chinese calendar己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2586 or 2526
    — to —
庚午年 (Metal Horse)
2587 or 2527
Coptic calendar−394 – −393
Discordian calendar1056
Ethiopian calendar−118 – −117
Hebrew calendar3650–3651
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−54 – −53
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2990–2991
Holocene calendar9890
Iranian calendar732 BP – 731 BP
Islamic calendar755 BH – 753 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2223
Minguo calendar2022 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1578
Seleucid era201/202 AG
Thai solar calendar432–433
Tibetan calendar阴土蛇年
(female Earth-Snake)
16 or −365 or −1137
    — to —
(male Iron-Horse)
17 or −364 or −1136

Year 111 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Serapio and Bestia (or, less frequently, year 643 Ab urbe condita) and the Sixth Year of Yuanding. The denomination 111 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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  • In winter, the Han general Yang Pu captures Xunxia Gorge and Shimen and defeats the Nanyue army. He and Han general Lu Bode then attack the Nanyue capital Panyu and receive its surrender. Nanyue's King Zhao Jiande and Premier Lü Jia are captured in flight and killed.
  • Nanyue's ally Cangwu submits to the Han Dynasty, and Nanyue is divided into nine prefectures. The Han Dynasty thereby extends its control to modern-day North Vietnam.[1]
  • Han-Xiongnu War: the Han generals Gongsun He and Zhao Ponu invade deep into Xiongnu territory, Gongsun marching from Wuhuan and Zhao from Lingju. However, neither come upon a Xiongnu army. There follows a period of several years in which the Han and Xiongnu seek to establish peace.[2][3]
  • Han-Dongyue War
  • Autumn – After learning that Yang Pu had suggested an invasion of Dongyue to Emperor Wu of Han, Dongyue's king, Zou Yushan, declares himself 'Emperor Wu' and sends an army under Zou Li to invade Han territory. They capture Baisha, Wulin and Meiling, and the Han Treasurer Zhang Cheng is executed for avoiding the Dongyue army.
  • Emperor Wu of Han sends two maritime fleets and three armies, including an army under Yang Pu, to invade Dongyue.[4]




  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 182–183. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 203–204. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  3. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: Wei Qing & Huo Qubing.
  4. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 186. ISBN 978-1628944167.