Year 123 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Balearicus and Flamininus (or, less frequently, year 631 Ab urbe condita) and the Sixth Year of Yuanshuo. The denomination 123 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
123 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar123 BC
Ab urbe condita631
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 201
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 23
Ancient Greek era164th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4628
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−715
Berber calendar828
Buddhist calendar422
Burmese calendar−760
Byzantine calendar5386–5387
Chinese calendar丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2574 or 2514
    — to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
2575 or 2515
Coptic calendar−406 – −405
Discordian calendar1044
Ethiopian calendar−130 – −129
Hebrew calendar3638–3639
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−66 – −65
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2978–2979
Holocene calendar9878
Iranian calendar744 BP – 743 BP
Islamic calendar767 BH – 766 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2211
Minguo calendar2034 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1590
Seleucid era189/190 AG
Thai solar calendar420–421
Tibetan calendar阴火蛇年
(female Fire-Snake)
4 or −377 or −1149
    — to —
(male Earth-Horse)
5 or −376 or −1148

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China Edit

  • Spring: The Han General-in-Chief Wei Qing launches two invasions of Xiongnu territory from Dingxiang, defeating two Xiongnu armies and killing or capturing several thousand of the enemy.
  • During the second expedition, the force under Su Jian and Zhao Xin is surrounded and almost entirely destroyed by the army of Yizhixie Chanyu. Zhao Xin defects to the Chanyu.[1]
  • For these two campaigns, Emperor Wu of Han orders Wei Qing to make his eighteen-year-old nephew Huo Qubing the commander of a force of 800 cavalry. Raiding deep into enemy territory, Huo's force kills or captures a Xiongnu Prime Minister and a Household Administrator, kills the Marquis of Jiruo (an elder relative of Yizhixie Chanyu), and captures the Chanyu's uncle Luogubi.[2]
  • A conspiracy led by Liu An, king of Huainan, is discovered. Liu An commits suicide, and his queen and crown prince are executed. Huainan becomes Jiujiang Prefecture.[3]

Deaths Edit

References Edit

  1. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 158–159. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  2. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 159–160. ISBN 978-1628944167.
  3. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 151–158. ISBN 978-1628944167.