|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC – 1st century BC – 1st century|
|Decades:||90s BC 80s BC 70s BC – 60s BC – 50s BC 40s BC 30s BC|
|Years:||72 BC 71 BC 70 BC – 69 BC – 68 BC 67 BC 66 BC|
|69 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
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|Establishments – Disestablishments|
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Year 69 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.
Events[change | change source]
By place[change | change source]
Roman Republic[change | change source]
- Consuls: Quintus Caecilius Metellus Creticus and Quintus Hortensius.
- Antiochus XIII Asiaticus is made king of Syria.
- Roman troops under Lucius Lucullus defeat the army of Tigranes II of Armenia in the Battle of Tigranocerta. They capture Tigranocerta, capital of Armenia.
- Parthians and Romans re-establish Euphrates as a frontier.
- Gaius Julius Caesar is a quaestor in Spain.
Egypt[change | change source]
Greece[change | change source]
- Kydonia, an ancient city on the island of Crete falls to Roman military forces.
- Rhodes becomes a safe place against pirates. The Rhodians are unable to stop piracy in the Aegean Sea. Delos gets the status of a free port.
Births[change | change source]
- for more information, see Category:69 BC births.
- January – Princess Cleopatra of Egypt, later Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt (or December, 70 BC) (d. 30 BC)
- Octavia Minor, grandniece of Julius Caesar (d. 11 BC)
- Wang Zhengjun, Empress of the western Han Dynasty of China (d. 13)
Deaths[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- Joseph Thomas, Universal Pronouncing Dictionary of Biography and Mythology, 1908, Lippincott, 2550 pages
- C. Michael Hogan, Cydonia, Modern Antiquarian, January 23, 2008