- 179 BC
Tiberius Gracchus Majorgoes to Hispaniaas Roman governor to deal with uprisings there.
Pons Aemiliusis completed across the Tiber Riverin Rome. It is regarded as the world's first stone bridge.
* Marcus Aemilius Lepidus is appointed both
censorand princeps senatus.
Philip V of Macedondies at Amphipolisin Macedonia, remorseful for having put his younger son Demetrius to death, at the instigation of his older son Perseus. Nevertheless, he is succeeded by his son Perseus.
Eumenes II of Pergamumdefeats Pharnaces I of Pontusin a major battle. Finding himself unable to cope with the combined forces of Eumenes and Ariarathes IV of Cappadocia, Pharnaces is compelled to purchase peace by ceding all his conquests in Galatiaand Paphlagonia, with the exception of Sinope.
Liu An, Chinese prince, geographer, and cartographer (d. 122 BC)
Sima Xiangru, Chinese statesman, poet, and musician (d. 117 BC)
Dong Zhongshu, Chinese scholar who is traditionally associated with the promotion of Confucianismas the official ideology of the Chinese imperial state (d. 104 BC)
* Philip V, king of
Macedonia from 221 BC, whose attempt to extend Macedonian influence throughout Greece has occurred at a time of growing Roman involvement in Greek affairs and resulted in his military defeat by Rome (b. 238 BC)
* Liu Xiang, Chinese prince involved in the
Lü Clan Disturbancein 180 BCand grandson of Emperor Gao of Han
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