133 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
132 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar132 BC
Ab urbe condita622
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 192
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 14
Ancient Greek era162nd Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4619
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−724
Berber calendar819
Buddhist calendar413
Burmese calendar−769
Byzantine calendar5377–5378
Chinese calendar戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
2565 or 2505
    — to —
己酉年 (Earth Rooster)
2566 or 2506
Coptic calendar−415 – −414
Discordian calendar1035
Ethiopian calendar−139 – −138
Hebrew calendar3629–3630
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−75 – −74
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2969–2970
Holocene calendar9869
Iranian calendar753 BP – 752 BP
Islamic calendar776 BH – 775 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2202
Minguo calendar2043 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1599
Seleucid era180/181 AG
Thai solar calendar411–412
Tibetan calendar阳土猴年
(male Earth-Monkey)
−5 or −386 or −1158
    — to —
(female Earth-Rooster)
−4 or −385 or −1157
The Roman empire in 133 BC (in dark and light red)

Year 133 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Scaevola and Frugi (or, less frequently, year 621 Ab urbe condita) and the Second Year of Yuanguang. The denomination 133 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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  • June – A large army of the Han Dynasty, under the overall command of Han Anguo, attempts to ambush the Xiongnu leader Junchen Chanyu in the Battle of Mayi. By pretending to betray the city of Mayi, a Han official had lured Junchen onto Han soil. However, a captured Chinese officer tips off Junchen, and so he avoids the ambush. The episode abrogates the Xiongnu-Han treaty (called heqin 和親 or "harmonious kinship") and marks the beginning of Emperor Wu's Han-Xiongnu War.
  • Foreign Minister Wang Hui, who, against the opposition of Han Anguo, had advocated for war, fails to attack the retreating supply column of the Xiongnu and is sentenced to death. He commits suicide.[2]



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