Year 112 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Drusus and Caesoninus (or, less frequently, year 642 Ab urbe condita) and the Fifth Year of Yuanding. The denomination 112 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
112 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar112 BC
Ab urbe condita642
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 212
- PharaohPtolemy IX Lathyros, 5
Ancient Greek era167th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4639
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−704
Berber calendar839
Buddhist calendar433
Burmese calendar−749
Byzantine calendar5397–5398
Chinese calendar戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2585 or 2525
    — to —
己巳年 (Earth Snake)
2586 or 2526
Coptic calendar−395 – −394
Discordian calendar1055
Ethiopian calendar−119 – −118
Hebrew calendar3649–3650
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−55 – −54
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2989–2990
Holocene calendar9889
Iranian calendar733 BP – 732 BP
Islamic calendar756 BH – 755 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2222
Minguo calendar2023 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1579
Seleucid era200/201 AG
Thai solar calendar431–432
Tibetan calendar阳土龙年
(male Earth-Dragon)
15 or −366 or −1138
    — to —
(female Earth-Snake)
16 or −365 or −1137


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Roman RepublicEdit


  • Lü Jia, Premier of the Han vassal state of Nanyue, opposes increased Han control and refuses to appear before the king of Nanyue and the envoys of Han. He rebels against the Han when Emperor Wu sends an armed force of 2,000 men to kill him and his allies. Lü kills king Zhao Xing and his regent, Queen Dowager Jiu, massacres the Han force, and installs Zhao Jiande as king.[1]
  • Autumn - Emperor Wu launches a major invasion of Nanyue, sending five riverine fleets to invade under Lu Bode, Yang Pu and three former Yue generals.[2]
  • The king of Dongyue, Zou Yushan, sends an army to link up with Yang Pu, but he secretly sends an envoy to Zhao Jiande and halts the transport fleet to await the war's outcome, claiming that the weather is preventing its advance.[3]
  • Emperor Wu executes his favourite necromancer Luan Da for fraud.[4]



  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 179–182. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 182. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  3. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 186. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  4. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 174. ISBN 978-1628944167.