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127 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
127 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar127 BC
Ab urbe condita627
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 197
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 19
Ancient Greek era163rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4624
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−719
Berber calendar824
Buddhist calendar418
Burmese calendar−764
Byzantine calendar5382–5383
Chinese calendar癸丑年 (Water Ox)
2571 or 2364
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
2572 or 2365
Coptic calendar−410 – −409
Discordian calendar1040
Ethiopian calendar−134 – −133
Hebrew calendar3634–3635
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−70 – −69
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2974–2975
Holocene calendar9874
Iranian calendar748 BP – 747 BP
Islamic calendar771 BH – 770 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2207
Minguo calendar2038 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1594
Seleucid era185/186 AG
Thai solar calendar416–417
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
0 or −381 or −1153
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
1 or −380 or −1152

Year 127 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ravilla and Cinna (or, less frequently, year 627 Ab urbe condita) and the Second Year of Yuanshuo. The denomination 127 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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  • January: Emperor Wu of Han begins a policy of pressuring the client kings of the Han dynasty into dividing their kingdoms. Previously, only the eldest son would inherit a kingdom. However, in an edict, Wu permits the kings of Liang and Chengyang to divide the land of their states and distribute the land to their younger brothers. Wu grants these brothers titles and promises to do the same if other kings grant land to younger brothers and younger sons. This precedent pressures other kings to do likewise, and Wu places the younger brothers and younger sons under the jurisdiction of the imperial prefectures.[1]
  • Wei Qing defeats a Xiongnu army near Gaoque. He then invades the Ordos Plateau, defeats the Xiongnu and their Baiyang and Loufan allies in the battles of Puni and Fuli, and then defeats the main Xiongnu force. The conquered territory becomes Shuofang Commandery. Wu orders the foundation of Shuofang City, and the system of defenses that had been built by the Qin dynasty general Meng Tian are repaired.[2]
  • The Han rationalize the northern frontier, abandoning the remote region of Zaoyang to the Xiongnu.[3]






  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. Algora. pp. 138–139. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. Algora. pp. 140–141. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  3. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. Algora. p. 140. ISBN 978-1628944167.