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Year 91 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Philippus and Caesar (or, less frequently, year 663 Ab urbe condita) and the Second Year of Zhenghe. The denomination 91 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|
|Gregorian calendar||91 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||663|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXXIII dynasty, 233|
|- Pharaoh||Ptolemy X Alexander, 17|
|Ancient Greek era||172nd Olympiad, year 2|
|Balinese saka calendar||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||己丑年 (Earth Ox)|
2606 or 2546
— to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2607 or 2547
|Coptic calendar||−374 – −373|
|Ethiopian calendar||−98 – −97|
|- Vikram Samvat||−34 – −33|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||3010–3011|
|Iranian calendar||712 BP – 711 BP|
|Islamic calendar||734 BH – 733 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2002 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||221/222 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||452–453|
36 or −345 or −1117
— to —
37 or −344 or −1116
- Consuls: Sextus Julius Caesar and Lucius Marcius Philippus.
- The tribune Marcus Livius Drusus proposes extending Roman citizenship to allied Italian cities, but is assassinated, leading to the Social War.
- Witchcraft Trials
- Emperor Wu of Han executes Prime Minister Gongsun He (the brother-in-law of Empress Wei Zifu) and his clan because Gongsun's son is accused of adultery with the emperor's daughter Princess Yangshi and witchcraft.
- Following further accusations of witchcraft, the emperor executes hundreds of imperial officials and concubines.
- After convincing the emperor that his ill health is caused by witchcraft, the prosecutor Jiang Chong is given charge of investigating the matter. People accuse each other of witchcraft, and tens of thousands are executed across China, including former generals Zhao Ponu and Gongsun Ao.
- 'Rebellion' of Liu Ju
- July - After Jiang Chong frames Crown Prince Liu Ju of witchcraft and prevents communication between the prince and his father, Liu Ju kills Jiang, former general Han Yue and their followers. Due to miscommunication, the emperor misinterprets this as a rebellion against himself, and he orders Prime Minister Liu Qumao to march against Liu Ju.
- After being defeated in Chang'an, Liu Ju and his mother, Empress Wei Zifu, commit suicide. Emperor Wu exterminates the followers of Liu Ju and their families.
- Learning that the charges against Liu Ju were fabricated, Emperor Wu orders further executions.
- Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 224–227. ISBN 978-1628944167.
- Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 227–233. ISBN 978-1628944167.
- Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. p. 233. ISBN 978-1628944167.