220 BC

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Europe in 220 BC.
Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 250s BC  240s BC  230s BC  – 220s BC –  210s BC  200s BC  190s BC
Years: 223 BC 222 BC 221 BC220 BC219 BC 218 BC 217 BC
220 BC by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishments and disestablishments categories
220 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar220 BC
Ab urbe condita534
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 104
- PharaohPtolemy IV Philopator, 2
Ancient Greek era140th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4531
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−812
Berber calendar731
Buddhist calendar325
Burmese calendar−857
Byzantine calendar5289–5290
Chinese calendar庚辰(Metal Dragon)
2477 or 2417
    — to —
辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
2478 or 2418
Coptic calendar−503 – −502
Discordian calendar947
Ethiopian calendar−227 – −226
Hebrew calendar3541–3542
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−163 – −162
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2881–2882
Holocene calendar9781
Iranian calendar841 BP – 840 BP
Islamic calendar867 BH – 866 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2114
Minguo calendar2131 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1687
Seleucid era92/93 AG
Thai solar calendar323–324
Tibetan calendar阳金龙年
(male Iron-Dragon)
−93 or −474 or −1246
    — to —
(female Iron-Snake)
−92 or −473 or −1245

Year 220 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.

Events[change | change source]

By place[change | change source]

Greece[change | change source]

Seleucid Empire[change | change source]

  • With Molon in most of the Seleucid kingdom and taking the title of king, Antiochus III stops a fight to conquer southern Syria from Egypt. Antiochus III instead marches against Molon, defeating and killing him and his brother Alexander on the far bank of the Tigris. Antiochus goes on conquer Atropatene, the north-western part of Media.
  • Meanwhile, the birth of a son to Antiochus III and Laodice leads Hermeias to think about getting rid of the king. This is to rule under the name of the infant son. Antiochus finds the plan and has Hermeias killed.

Anatolia[change | change source]

  • Antiochus III's commander in Anatolia, Achaeus, got back all the districts from Attalus of Pergamum. Hermeias said Antiochus III wanted to revolt. Achaeus takes the title of king and rules over the Anatolian parts of the Seleucid kingdom.

Egypt[change | change source]

Roman Republic[change | change source]

China[change | change source]

  • Qin Shi Huang begins a system of tree-lined roads to connect all parts of China. He begins to join regional walls to form the beginnings of the Great Wall (Wan li chang cheng).

By topic[change | change source]

Art[change | change source]

  • A bronze statue called Gallic Chieftain killing his wife and himself is made (approximate date). A Roman copy after the original statue is today kept at Museo Nazionale Romano in Rome.
  • A bronze statue called Dying Gallic trumpeter is made (possibly by Epigonos) (230-220 BC). A marble Roman copy after the original statue is today kept at Museo Capitolino in Rome.

Deaths[change | change source]