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269 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
269 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar269 BC
Ab urbe condita485
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 55
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 15
Ancient Greek era127th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4482
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−861
Berber calendar682
Buddhist calendar276
Burmese calendar−906
Byzantine calendar5240–5241
Chinese calendar辛卯年 (Metal Rabbit)
2429 or 2222
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
2430 or 2223
Coptic calendar−552 – −551
Discordian calendar898
Ethiopian calendar−276 – −275
Hebrew calendar3492–3493
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−212 – −211
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2832–2833
Holocene calendar9732
Iranian calendar890 BP – 889 BP
Islamic calendar917 BH – 916 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2065
Minguo calendar2180 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1736
Seleucid era43/44 AG
Thai solar calendar274–275
Tibetan calendar阴金兔年
(female Iron-Rabbit)
−142 or −523 or −1295
    — to —
(male Water-Dragon)
−141 or −522 or −1294

Year 269 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Gallus and Pictor (or, less frequently, year 485 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 269 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 Mamertines, a body of Campanian mercenaries who have been employed by Agathocles, the former tyrant of Syracuse, capture the stronghold of Messana (Messina in north-eastern Sicily), from which they harass the Syracusans. The Syracusan military leader, Hieron, defeats them in a pitched battle at the Longanus River near Mylae, but Carthaginian forces intervene to prevent him from capturing Messana. His grateful countrymen then choose Hieron as their king and tyrant, to be known as Hieron II.