269 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
269 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 269 BC
Ab urbe condita 485
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 55
- Pharaoh Ptolemy II Philadelphus, 15
Ancient Greek era 127th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4482
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −861
Berber calendar 682
Buddhist calendar 276
Burmese calendar −906
Byzantine calendar 5240–5241
Chinese calendar 辛卯(Metal Rabbit)
2428 or 2368
    — to —
壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
2429 or 2369
Coptic calendar −552 – −551
Discordian calendar 898
Ethiopian calendar −276 – −275
Hebrew calendar 3492–3493
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −212 – −211
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2832–2833
Holocene calendar 9732
Iranian calendar 890 BP – 889 BP
Islamic calendar 917 BH – 916 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2065
Minguo calendar 2180 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1736
Seleucid era 43/44 AG
Thai solar calendar 274–275
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.