Year 127 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ravilla and Cinna (or, less frequently, year 627 Ab urbe condita) and the Second Year of Yuanshuo. The denomination 127 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
127 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar127 BC
Ab urbe condita627
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 197
- PharaohPtolemy VIII Physcon, 19
Ancient Greek era163rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4624
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−719
Berber calendar824
Buddhist calendar418
Burmese calendar−764
Byzantine calendar5382–5383
Chinese calendar癸丑(Water Ox)
2570 or 2510
    — to —
甲寅年 (Wood Tiger)
2571 or 2511
Coptic calendar−410 – −409
Discordian calendar1040
Ethiopian calendar−134 – −133
Hebrew calendar3634–3635
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−70 – −69
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2974–2975
Holocene calendar9874
Iranian calendar748 BP – 747 BP
Islamic calendar771 BH – 770 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2207
Minguo calendar2038 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1594
Seleucid era185/186 AG
Thai solar calendar416–417
Tibetan calendar阴水牛年
(female Water-Ox)
0 or −381 or −1153
    — to —
(male Wood-Tiger)
1 or −380 or −1152


By placeEdit



  • In response to Han incursions over the previous two years, the Xiongnu invade northern China. They kill the governor of Liaoxi, carry off 2000 of the inhabitants of Yuyang and defeat the Han general Han Anguo.
  • Emperor Wu of Han orders the general Wei Qing to invade Xiongnu territory from Yunzhong and the general Li Xi to attack from Dai.
  • Wei Qing marches north-west and defeats a Xiongnu army near Gaoque. He then marches south of the bend of the Yellow River to conquer the Ordos Plateau. In the Ordos Plateau, he defeats the Xiongnu and their Baiyang and Loufan allies in the battles of Puni and Fuli. After capturing a substantial Xiongnu scouting force, he then learns the location of the main Xiongnu army in the region, and attacks and routs this force. The conquered territory becomes the province of Shuofang.