220 BC

Millennium:1st millennium BC
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
220 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar220 BC
CCXIX 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
民前2131年
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 —
阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
−92 or −473 or −1245
220 BC.

Year 220 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laevinus/Catulus and Scaevola/Philo (or, less frequently, year 534 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 220 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.

Events

By place

Greece

Seleucid Empire

  • With Molon occupying significant parts of the Seleucid kingdom and assuming the title of king, on the advice of his chief Minister, Hermeias, Antiochus III abandons a campaign 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 (daughter of Mithridates II, king of Pontus) leads Hermeias to consider getting rid of the king so that he can rule under the name of the infant son. Antiochus discovers the scheme and arranges the assassination of Hermeias.

Anatolia

  • Antiochus III's commander in Anatolia, Achaeus, having recovered all the districts which Attalus of Pergamum has gained, is accused by Hermeias, the chief minister of Antiochus, of intending to revolt. In self-defence, Achaeus assumes the title of king and rules over the Anatolian parts of the Seleucid kingdom.

Egypt

Roman Republic

China

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

By topic

Art

  • A bronze statue called Gallic Chieftain killing his wife and himself is made (approximate date). A Roman copy after the original statue is today preserved 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 preserved at Museo Capitolino in Rome.
Other Languages
العربية: 220 ق م
asturianu: 220 e.C.
azərbaycanca: E.ə. 220
беларуская: 220 да н.э.
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: 220 да н. э.
български: 220 г. пр.н.е.
Boarisch: 220 v. Kr.
bosanski: 220. p. n. e.
català: 220 aC
čeština: 220 př. n. l.
Cymraeg: 220 CC
dansk: 220 f.Kr.
Deutsch: 220 v. Chr.
Ελληνικά: 220 π.Χ.
español: 220 a. C.
Esperanto: -220
euskara: K. a. 220
føroyskt: 220 f.Kr.
français: 220 av. J.-C.
Frysk: 220 f.Kr.
Gaeilge: 220 RC
galego: -220
한국어: 기원전 220년
հայերեն: Մ.թ.ա. 220
hrvatski: 220. pr. Kr.
Ido: 220 aK
Bahasa Indonesia: 220 SM
italiano: 220 a.C.
ქართული: ძვ. წ. 220
қазақша: Б. з. д. 220 жыл
Kiswahili: 220 KK
Latina: 220 a.C.n.
Lëtzebuergesch: 220 v. Chr.
lietuvių: 220 m. pr. m. e.
magyar: I. e. 220
македонски: 220 п.н.е.
मराठी: इ.स.पू. २२०
Bahasa Melayu: 220 SM
Nederlands: 220 v.Chr.
नेपाली: ई.पू. २२०
नेपाल भाषा: इ॰ पू॰ २२०
日本語: 紀元前220年
Napulitano: 220 AC
norsk: 220 f.Kr.
occitan: -220
oʻzbekcha/ўзбекча: Mil. av. 220
Plattdüütsch: 220 v. Chr.
polski: 220 p.n.e.
português: 220 a.C.
română: 220 î.Hr.
Runa Simi: 220 kñ
русский: 220 год до н. э.
shqip: 220 p.e.s.
Simple English: 220 BC
slovenčina: 220 pred Kr.
slovenščina: 220 pr. n. št.
српски / srpski: 220. п. н. е.
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: 220. pne.
Basa Sunda: 220 SM
suomi: 220 eaa.
svenska: 220 f.Kr.
Tagalog: 220 BC
татарча/tatarça: 220 ел (б. э. к.)
ไทย: พ.ศ. 324
тоҷикӣ: Соли 220 п.м.
Türkçe: MÖ 220
українська: 220 до н. е.
vèneto: 220 a.C.
Tiếng Việt: 220 TCN
Winaray: 220 UC
Yorùbá: 220 SK
粵語: 前220年
中文: 前220年