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209 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
209 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar209 BC
Ab urbe condita545
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 115
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 13
Ancient Greek era142nd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4542
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−801
Berber calendar742
Buddhist calendar336
Burmese calendar−846
Byzantine calendar5300–5301
Chinese calendar辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2489 or 2282
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
2490 or 2283
Coptic calendar−492 – −491
Discordian calendar958
Ethiopian calendar−216 – −215
Hebrew calendar3552–3553
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−152 – −151
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2892–2893
Holocene calendar9792
Iranian calendar830 BP – 829 BP
Islamic calendar856 BH – 854 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2125
Minguo calendar2120 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1676
Seleucid era103/104 AG
Thai solar calendar334–335
Tibetan calendar阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−82 or −463 or −1235
    — to —
(male Water-Dragon)
−81 or −462 or −1234

Year 209 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Verrucosus and Flaccus (or, less frequently, year 545 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 209 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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Seleucid Empire



  • As strategos of the Achaeans, the Greek general Philopoemen is responsible for turning the Achaean League into an aggressive military power. He builds up the League's military capability. The Achaean League's army and cavalry under Philopoemen then defeat the Aetolians on the Elean frontier.


  • Jiao, Lord of Wey is deposed by Emperor Qin Er Shi, marking the end of the state of Wei
  • In August, Chen Sheng and Wu Guang begin an uprising to oppose Qin
  • The rebels restore the monarchies of Chu, Qi, Yan, Zhao, Wei and (in 208) Han.
  • The Qin general Zhang Han defeats an invasion of Guanzhong by the rebel general Zhou Wen.
  • Wu Guang is killed by his own officers, and Zhang Han defeats Chen Sheng, who is killed by an attendant while in flight.[1]
  • Having helped to conquer Baiyue in northern Vietnam and southern China for the Qin dynasty, the general Zhao Tuo uses the rebellions against the Qin to establish his own independent kingdom in Nanyue, and conquers the neighboring provinces of Guilin and Xiang. He declares himself King Wu of Nanyue.[2]

Central Asia







  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2011). The Road to the Throne: How Liu Bang Founded China's Han Dynasty. pp. 21–32. ISBN 978-0875868387.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 175. ISBN 978-1628944167.