|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|69 BC by topic|
|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|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||辛亥年 (Metal Pig)|
2628 or 2568
— to —
壬子年 (Water Rat)
2629 or 2569
|Coptic calendar||−352 – −351|
|Ethiopian calendar||−76 – −75|
|- Vikram Samvat||−12 – −11|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3032–3033|
|Iranian calendar||690 BP – 689 BP|
|Islamic calendar||711 BH – 710 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1980 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||243/244 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||474–475|
58 or −323 or −1095
— to —
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 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.
- October 6 – Roman Republic troops under Lucius Lucullus defeat the army of Tigranes II of Armenia in the Battle of Tigranocerta, and capture Tigranocerta, capital of Armenia.
- Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus and Quintus Hortensius.
- Antiochus XIII Asiaticus is installed as king of Syria.
- Parthians and Romans re-establish Euphrates as a frontier.
- Gaius Julius Caesar is a quaestor in Spain.
- Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.
- 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.
- Cleopatra VII Philopator, queen of Egypt (d. 30 BC)
- Hyeokgeose, Korean king and founder of Silla (d. AD 4)
- Octavia (the Younger), grandniece of Julius Caesar (d. 11 BC)
- Wang Zhengjun, empress of the Western Han Dynasty (d. AD 13)
- Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
- C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008