< 48 BC >
Events in 48 BC
|9 September:|| ||At the Battle of Pharsalus the greatly outnumbered troops of Julius Caesar defeat the army of Pompey Magnus, who flees to Egypt.|
|28 September:|| ||Pompey Magnus, Roman consul, aged 58, is assassinated on his arrival in Egypt.|
People in 48 BC
Cleopatra VII, Ptolemaeus XV Caesarion, Julius Caesar, Marcus Tullius Cicero, Augustus, Horatius, Virgil and Mark Antony celebrated their birthday this year.
Presenting 48 BC
The year 48 BC was a common year starting on a Sunday, just like 140 BC, 134 BC, 123 BC, 112 BC, 106 BC, 101 BC, 95 BC, 84 BC, 78 BC, 67 BC, 56 BC in the century before it and 39 BC, 28 BC, 22 BC, 11 BC, 2, 13, 19, 30, 41 and 47 in the next.
The coloured days highlight
other historical milestones, and recurring events such as anniversaries and
icons indicate the phases of the moon and appear only for dates in the Gregorian calendar, i.e. after 14 October 1582. The Chinese calendar is available only from 1645 to 2644, the first millenium since the last reform. The coloured columns mark the Sundays, the last day of the week per standard ISO-8601.
The normal calendar page for the current /year?2018 contains an introduction to the intriguing history of the year as we know it. The Calendar Converter has more detail. The so called Perpetual Calendar uses a trick from before the age of computers to find the weekday for any Gregorian date. Also see an overview of all historical events in the last six thousand years.
URL: < http://4umi.com/year?48BC >, created 23 January 2011, changed 13 September 2012, served 24 April 2018.