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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC – 1st century BC – 1st century|
|Decades:||70s BC 60s BC 50s BC – 40s BC – 30s BC 20s BC 10s BC|
|Years:||46 BC 45 BC 44 BC – 43 BC – 42 BC 41 BC 40 BC|
Year 43 BC was either a common year starting on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday or a leap year starting on Sunday or Monday of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Pansa and Hirtius.
Events[change | change source]
- Marcus Junius Brutus defeats Gaius Antonius at Dyrrachium
- The Senate declares Antony an enemy of the state
- Sextus Pompey becomes supreme commander of the Roman navy
- Gaius Octavian meets Antony and Lepidus in Bononia. The three make an official five-year pact, the Second Triumvirate.
- Lugdunum (Lyon) is founded.
Births[change | change source]
- for more information, see Category:43 BC births.
Deaths[change | change source]
- for more information, see Category:43 BC deaths.
- Porcia Catonis, wife of Marcus Junius Brutus (b. 70 BC)
- Cicero, Roman politician and author (b. 106 BC)
- Atia Balba Caesonia, niece of Julius Caesar and mother of Augustus (b. 85 BC)
- Decimus Brutus, Roman statesman (b. c. 85 BC)
- Publius Cornelius Dolabella, consul (b. 70 BC)
- Hirtius, Roman statesman (b. c. 90 BC)
- Quintus Tullius Cicero (b. 102 BC)
- Pansa, Roman statesman
- Trebonius, assassin of Julius Caesar (b. c. 92 BC)
- Verres, corrupt praetor (b. c. 120 BC)
- Antipater the Idumaean