224 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
224 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar224 BC
Ab urbe condita530
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 100
- PharaohPtolemy III Euergetes, 23
Ancient Greek era139th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4527
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−816
Berber calendar727
Buddhist calendar321
Burmese calendar−861
Byzantine calendar5285–5286
Chinese calendar丙子年 (Fire Rat)
2473 or 2413
    — to —
丁丑年 (Fire Ox)
2474 or 2414
Coptic calendar−507 – −506
Discordian calendar943
Ethiopian calendar−231 – −230
Hebrew calendar3537–3538
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−167 – −166
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2877–2878
Holocene calendar9777
Iranian calendar845 BP – 844 BP
Islamic calendar871 BH – 870 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2110
Minguo calendar2135 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1691
Seleucid era88/89 AG
Thai solar calendar319–320
Tibetan calendar阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
−97 or −478 or −1250
    — to —
(female Fire-Ox)
−96 or −477 or −1249

Year 224 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Torquatus and Flaccus (or, less frequently, year 530 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 224 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]


  • Qin begins the invasion of Chu. Initially, the Qin generals Li Xin and Meng Tian capture several cities and defeat the Chu army.
  • The Qin Prime Minister Lord Changping, who was born in Chu, incites a Chu rebellion against the Qin invaders. He and the Chu general Xiang Yan then surprise and defeat the Qin army led by Li Xin and Meng Tian in the Battle of Chengfu.
  • Taking command of the Qin war effort, Wang Jian twice defeats Xiang Yan and captures Fuchu, the king of Chu, as well as the Chu capital Chen and the city of Pingyu.
  • Xiang Yan retreats his forces south of the Huai River and makes Lord Changping the new king of Chu.[1]




  1. ^ Qian, Sima. Records of the Grand Historian, Section: The First Emperor, Section: Wang Jian, Section: Meng Tian.