69 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
69 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar69 BC
Ab urbe condita685
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 255
- PharaohPtolemy XII Auletes, 12
Ancient Greek era177th Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4682
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−661
Berber calendar882
Buddhist calendar476
Burmese calendar−706
Byzantine calendar5440–5441
Chinese calendar辛亥年 (Metal Pig)
2628 or 2568
    — to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
2629 or 2569
Coptic calendar−352 – −351
Discordian calendar1098
Ethiopian calendar−76 – −75
Hebrew calendar3692–3693
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−12 – −11
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3032–3033
Holocene calendar9932
Iranian calendar690 BP – 689 BP
Islamic calendar711 BH – 710 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2265
Minguo calendar1980 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1536
Seleucid era243/244 AG
Thai solar calendar474–475
Tibetan calendar阴金猪年
(female Iron-Pig)
58 or −323 or −1095
    — to —
(male Water-Rat)
59 or −322 or −1094

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 Hortensius 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.


By place[edit]

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