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Vespasian triumphs in the civil war at the end of the four emperors year and establishes the imperial dynasty of the Flavians .
69 in other calendars
Ethiopian calendar 61/62
Buddhist calendar 612/613 (southern Buddhism); 611/612 (alternative calculation according to Buddha's Parinirvana )
Chinese calendar 46th (47th) cycle , year of the earth-serpent己巳 ( at the beginning of the year earth-dragon 戊辰)
Greek calendar 4th year of the 211th / 1st Year of the 212th Olympiad
Jewish calendar 3829/30 (September 4th / 5th)
Roman calendar from urbe condita DCCCXXII (822)
Seleucid era Babylon: 379/380 (turn of the year April); Syria: 380/381 (New Year October)
Spanish era 107
Vikram Sambat (Nepalese Calendar) 125/126 (turn of the year April)

The year 69 according to our era ( DCCCXXII according to the Roman calendar from urbe condita ) goes down in the history of the Roman Empire as the first four-emperor year . Galba , Otho and finally Vitellius follow each other on the imperial throne at short intervals . Only relatively late in the year does another aspirant to the throne intervene in the civil war: Vespasian , who is put on the shield by the legions of the eastern provinces of Judea and Egypt , decisively defeats Vitellius and his Rhine legion in the Second Battle of Bedriacum and thus ascends as the first emperor from the Flavian dynasty the throne.

The new emperor is immediately faced with a difficult task. Because in the province of Germania Inferior - spurred on by predictions of the seer Veleda - the Batavians under Julius Civilis rose to shake off Roman rule .


Politics and world events


  • The expansion of the amphitheater in Pula is started by Vespasian.




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Exact date of death unknown

Died at 69

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