30 BC

30 BC

__NOTOC__Year 30 BC was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.


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*Octavian becomes Roman Consul for the fourth time. His partner is Marcus Licinius Crassus Dives.
*August 1Octavian captures Alexandria. This marks the official annexation of Ancient Egypt to the Roman Republic.
*August — With the supposed suicide of Cleopatra VII of Egypt and the execution of Ptolemy XV Caesarion the Ptolemaic dynasty, the last dynasty of Ancient Egypt comes to an end. The year counts as the first year of Octavian's personal reign in Egypt.
* First possible date for the invention of the wheelbarrow in history, as the 5th century "Book of Later Han" stated that the wife of the once poor and youthful imperial censor Bao Xuan of the Chinese Han Dynasty helped him push a "lu che" back to his village during their feeble wedding ceremony, around 30 BC.




*Mark Antony, Roman politician and general (suicide)
*August 12Pharaoh Cleopatra VII of Egypt (suicide, or executed)
*August — Pharaoh Ptolemy XV Caesarion of Egypt (executed)
*Alexander Helios, Claimant King of Armenia, Media and Parthia (probably executed)
*Marcus Antonius Antyllus, son of Mark Antony and Fulvia

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