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|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||2nd century BC - 1st century BC - 1st century CE|
|Decades:||80s BC 70s BC 60s BC - 50s BC - 40s BC 30s BC 20s BC|
|Years:|| 59 BC 58 BC 57 BC 56 BC 55 BC|
54 BC 53 BC 52 BC 51 BC 50 BC
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trendsEdit
- First Triumvirate: a secret pact for mutual advantage between Roman politicians Julius Caesar, Pompey and Marcus Licinius Crassus (ca. 59–53 BC).
- Gallic Wars: Julius Caesar conquers much of Gaul, crosses the Rhine and leads two expeditions to Britain (58 — 49 BC).
- Foundation of the kingdom of Silla in Korea by Bak Hyeokgeose (57 BC)
- Pompey builds Rome's first permanent theatre (54 BC)
- Battle of Carrhae: the Roman general Marcus Licinius Crassus's attempt to invade the Parthian Empire is defeated by Surena at Carrhae, now Harran in Turkey; Crassus is killed (53 BC).
- Battle of Alesia: Julius Caesar defeats a united Gaulish rebellion led by Vercingetorix (52 BC).
- Julius Caesar, Roman politician and general (lived 100–44 BC)
- Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt (lived 70/69–30 BC, reigned 51–30 BC) — meets Julius Caesar and later becomes teenager Pharaoh, after her brothers die young.
- Pompey, Roman general (lived 106 BC–48 BC)
- Marcus Licinius Crassus, Roman politician and general (lived 115–53 BC)
- Marcus Tullius Cicero, Roman politician (lived 106–43 BC)
- Vercingetorix, Chieftain of the Arverni (d. 46 BC)
- Cassivellaunus, British war-leader
- Ariovistus, German king
- Commius, Gaulish king
- Phraates III, King of Parthia (reigned 70–57 BC)
- Mithridates III, king of Parthia and Media (reigned 57–54 BC)
- Orodes II, king of Parthia (reigned 57–38 BC)
- Surena, Parthian general (lived 84–54 BC)
- Bak Hyeokgeose, king of Silla in Korea
- Marcus Licinius Crassus, Roman politician and general (53 BC)
- Posidonius, Greek philosopher, astronomer and geographer (51 BC)
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