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   This article is about the year 69. For the number, see 69 (number). For the sex position, see 69 (sex position). For other
   uses, see 69 (disambiguation).
Year 69 (LXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the
                                                                                  Millennium:                 1st millennium
full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year
                                                                                   Centuries:   1st century BC – 1st century – 2nd century
of the Consulship of Augustus and Rufinus (or, less frequently, year 822
                                                                                    Decades :        30s 40s 50s – 60s – 70s 80s 90s
Ab urbe condita). The denomination 69 for this year has been used since
the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the               Years:            66 67 68 – 69 – 70 71 72

prevalent method in Europe for naming years.
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Events                                                                                                                             Politics

                                                                                                                            State leaders –
                                                                                                                           Sovereign states
By place
                                                                                                                            Birth and death
Roman Empire
                                                                                                                           Births – Deaths
   The Year of the Four Emperors: After Nero's death, Galba, Otho, Vitellius and Vespasian succeed
                                                                                                                           Establishment and
   each other as emperor during the year.
   January 1 – The Roman legions in Germania Superior refuses to swear loyalty to Galba. They rebelled                         categories
   and proclaims Vitellius as emperor.                                                                                    Establishments –
   January 10 – Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus is adopted by Galba and appointed to deputy Roman                       Disestablishments
   Emperor.                                                                                                                    V   · T·   E   ·
   January 15 – Galba and his adopted son Piso are murdered by the Praetorian Guard on the Roman
   Forum.                                                                              69 in other calendars
   Otho seizes power in Rome, proclaims himself emperor, and reigns for three            Gregorian calendar         69
   months before committing suicide.
                                                                                         Ab urbe condita            822
   Marcus Trebellius Maximus, governor of Britannia, is forced the flee to Gaul
                                                                                         Armenian calendar          N/A
   after a mutiny of Legio XX Valeria Victrix at Deva Victrix (Chester).
                                                                                         Assyrian calendar          4819
   April 14 – First Battle of Bedriacum: Vitellius defeats Otho's legions; Otho
   commits suicide.                                                                      Bahá'í calendar            -1775–-1774

   April 17 – After the Battle of Bedriacum, Vitellius becomes emperor.                  Bengali calendar           -524

   Marcus Vettius Bolanus becomes the new governor of Britain and faced a                Berber calendar            1019

   second insurrection of Venutius, king of the Brigantes.                               English Regnal year        N/A

   July 1 – Tiberius Julius Alexander orders his legions in Alexandria to swear          Buddhist calendar          613

   allegiance to Vespasian as emperor.                                                   Burmese calendar           -569

   August 1 – Batavian rebellion: The Batavians in Germania Inferior                     Byzantine calendar         5577–5578

   (Netherlands) revolt under the leadership of Gaius Julius Civilis.                    Chinese calendar           戊辰年十一月十九日

   German warbands cross over to join the revolt and attack the fortress at                                         (2705/2765-11-19)
                                                                                                                           — to —
   The Batavians attack Roman forts on the Rhine frontier; Fectio and Traiectum                                     (2706/2766-11-29)
   (modern Utrecht) are destroyed.                                                       Coptic calendar            -215–-214
   In Gallia Belgica cohors II Tungrorum, raised from the inhabitants of Atuatuca        Ethiopian calendar         61–62
   Tungrorum in the north-west of the Ardennes Forest revolt against the
                                                                                         Hebrew calendar            3829–3830
                                                                                         Hindu calendars
   The Danubian legions of Raetia and Moesia proclaims Vespasian as emperor.
                                                                                          - Vikram Samvat           125–126
   October 24 – Second Battle of Bedriacum: Flavians under Antonius Primus
                                                                                          - Shaka Samvat            N/A
   defeat the Vitellians.
                                                                                          - Kali Yuga               3170–3171
  December 22 – Vitellius is captured and murdered by the Gemonian stairs.
                                                                               Holocene calendar          10069
  Vespasian becomes emperor.
                                                                               Iranian calendar           553 BP – 552 BP
  Judea: The Jewish Revolt – Vespasian lays siege to Jerusalem, the city is
                                                                               Islamic calendar           570 BH – 569 BH
  captured the following year by his son Titus.
                                                                               Japanese calendar
  Josephus, Jewish rebel leader, is dragged before Vespasian and becomes his
                                                                               Julian calendar            69      LXIX
  historian. He "prophesied" him his elevation to the purple.
                                                                               Korean calendar            2402
  Legio I Macriana liberatrix is disbanded.
                                                                               Minguo calendar            1843 before ROC
  The Flavian dynasty starts.
                                                                                                          民前1843 年

                                                                               Thai solar calendar        612
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  January – Locusta
  January 15 – Galba, Roman emperor (b. 3 BC)
  April 16 – Otho, Roman emperor (b. 32)
  June 29 – Saint Peter, Apostle and First Bishop of Rome
  December 22 – Vitellius, Roman emperor (b. 15)
  Lucius Calpurnius Piso Licinianus, deputy Roman emperor (b. 38)


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