202 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
202 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar202 BC
Ab urbe condita552
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 122
- PharaohPtolemy V Epiphanes, 2
Ancient Greek era144th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4549
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−794
Berber calendar749
Buddhist calendar343
Burmese calendar−839
Byzantine calendar5307–5308
Chinese calendar戊戌年 (Earth Dog)
2496 or 2289
    — to —
己亥年 (Earth Pig)
2497 or 2290
Coptic calendar−485 – −484
Discordian calendar965
Ethiopian calendar−209 – −208
Hebrew calendar3559–3560
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−145 – −144
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2899–2900
Holocene calendar9799
Iranian calendar823 BP – 822 BP
Islamic calendar848 BH – 847 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2132
Minguo calendar2113 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1669
Seleucid era110/111 AG
Thai solar calendar341–342
Tibetan calendar阳土狗年
(male Earth-Dog)
−75 or −456 or −1228
    — to —
(female Earth-Pig)
−74 or −455 or −1227

Year 202 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Geminus and Nero (or, less frequently, year 552 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 202 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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Roman Republic[edit]


  • The Egyptian regent and chief minister, Sosibius, retires and Agathocles, another member of the ruling clique, becomes Ptolemy V's guardian.
  • Agathocles rule provokes Tlepolemus, the governor of Pelusium (Egypt's eastern frontier city), into action. Tlepolemus marches on Alexandria, where his supporters rouse a mob, compelling Agathocles to resign.
  • The Egyptian boy king, Ptolemy V, is encouraged by a mob clamouring for revenge against the murderers of his mother Arsinoe III to agree to Agathocles being killed. As a result, the mob searches out and butchers Agathocles and his family. Tlepolemus takes Agathocles' place as regent. However, he soon proves to be incompetent and is removed.
  • During this period of confusion and change amongst Egypt’s leadership, armies under the Seleucid king, Antiochus III, make serious inroads into the Egyptian territories in Coele-Syria.


  • Liu Bang and Han Xin defeat the remaining loyalists of Xiang Yu.
  • 28 February: Liu Bang declares himself Supreme Emperor of China, officially beginning the Han dynasty.
  • Liu Bang appoints Han Xin the king of Chu, but he deposes him later in the year after accusing him of disloyalty.
  • The construction of the new Chinese capital Chang'an begins.
  • Liu Bang gives the area of today's Fujian province to Wuzhu as his kingdom. Wuzhu starts the construction of his own capital Ye (Fuzhou).
  • The construction of Changsha begins.
  • The armies of Han, led by Fan Kuai, suppress a rebellion by the State of Yan, defeating its king Zang Tu.[2]



  1. ^ LeGlay, Marcel; Voisin, Jean-Louis; Le Bohec, Yann (2001). A History of Rome (Second ed.). Malden, Massachusetts: Blackwell. p. 79. ISBN 0-631-21858-0.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2011). The Road to the Throne: How Liu Bang Founded China's Han Dynasty. pp. 163–186. ISBN 978-0875868387.