69 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 2nd century BC1st century BC1st century
Decades: 90s BC  80s BC  70s BC  – 60s BC –  50s BC  40s BC  30s BC
Years: 72 BC 71 BC 70 BC69 BC68 BC 67 BC 66 BC
69 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 69 BC
Ab urbe condita 685
Ancient Egypt era XXXIII dynasty, 255
- Pharaoh Ptolemy XII Auletes, 12
Ancient Greek era 177th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar 4682
Bengali calendar −661
Berber calendar 882
Buddhist calendar 476
Burmese calendar −706
Byzantine calendar 5440–5441
Chinese calendar 辛亥(Metal Pig)
2628 or 2568
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
2629 or 2569
Coptic calendar −352 – −351
Discordian calendar 1098
Ethiopian calendar −76 – −75
Hebrew calendar 3692–3693
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −12 – −11
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 3033–3034
Holocene calendar 9932
Iranian calendar 690 BP – 689 BP
Islamic calendar 711 BH – 710 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 2265
Minguo calendar 1980 before ROC
Seleucid era 243/244 AG
Thai solar calendar 474–475

Year 69 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Hortalus and Metellus (or, less frequently, year 685 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 69 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]



  • Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.[2]
  • Rhodes becomes a bulwark against pirates, the Rhodians are unable to suppress piracy in the Aegean Sea. Delos gets the status of a free port.




  1. ^ Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
  2. ^ C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008