207 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
207 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar207 BC
Ab urbe condita547
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 117
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 15
Ancient Greek era143rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4544
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−799
Berber calendar744
Buddhist calendar338
Burmese calendar−844
Byzantine calendar5302–5303
Chinese calendar癸巳年 (Water Snake)
2491 or 2284
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2492 or 2285
Coptic calendar−490 – −489
Discordian calendar960
Ethiopian calendar−214 – −213
Hebrew calendar3554–3555
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−150 – −149
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2894–2895
Holocene calendar9794
Iranian calendar828 BP – 827 BP
Islamic calendar853 BH – 852 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2127
Minguo calendar2118 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1674
Seleucid era105/106 AG
Thai solar calendar336–337
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
−80 or −461 or −1233
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
−79 or −460 or −1232

Year 207 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Nero and Salinator (or, less frequently, year 547 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 207 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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  • The general leading the Achaean League, Philopoemen, introduces heavier Macedonian armour and phalanx tactics. His army then crushes the Spartans under the Spartan regent and general, Machanidas, in the battle of Mantinea. Machanidas is killed by Philopoemen during the battle.
  • Nabis, a Syrian sold into slavery, rises to power in Sparta and becomes regent of the young Spartan king, Pelops, following the death of Machanidas. Nabis soon overthrows Pelops, claiming to be a descendant of the Eurypontid Spartan king Demaratus. Nabis then starts a social revolution which will lead to the freeing of all the helots, the destruction of the ruling oligarchy, the redistribution of land and the cancelling of debts.



  • The Chu rebel Xiang Yu defeats the Qin general Zhang Han in the Battle of Julu and becomes the leader of the rebellion against the Qin dynasty.
  • Xiang Yu defeats Zhang Han in the Battle of the Yushui River. Zhang Han then surrenders to Xiang Yu.
  • Emperor Qin Er Shi of the Qin dynasty is assassinated by Prime Minister Zhao Gao. He is replaced by his nephew Ziying, who in turn assassinates Zhao Gao. Ziying takes power as the king of Qin rather than as emperor.
  • The Chu rebel Liu Bang invades Guanzhong. After another military defeat, Ziying surrenders to Liu, who then occupies the Qin capital Xianyang. This marks the end of the Qin dynasty.[1]




  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2011). The Road to the Throne: How Liu Bang Founded China's Han Dynasty. pp. 54–73. ISBN 978-0875868387.