88 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
88 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar88 BC
Ab urbe condita666
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 236
- PharaohPtolemy IX Lathyros, 1
Ancient Greek era173rd Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4663
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−680
Berber calendar863
Buddhist calendar457
Burmese calendar−725
Byzantine calendar5421–5422
Chinese calendar壬辰年 (Water Dragon)
2610 or 2403
    — to —
癸巳年 (Water Snake)
2611 or 2404
Coptic calendar−371 – −370
Discordian calendar1079
Ethiopian calendar−95 – −94
Hebrew calendar3673–3674
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−31 – −30
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga3013–3014
Holocene calendar9913
Iranian calendar709 BP – 708 BP
Islamic calendar731 BH – 730 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2246
Minguo calendar1999 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1555
Seleucid era224/225 AG
Thai solar calendar455–456
Tibetan calendar阳水龙年
(male Water-Dragon)
39 or −342 or −1114
    — to —
(female Water-Snake)
40 or −341 or −1113

Year 88 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Sulla and Rufus (or, less frequently, year 666 Ab urbe condita) and the First Year of Houyuan. The denomination 88 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Emperor Wu of Han makes preparations for the six-year-old Liu Fuling to be made Crown Prince and establishes Huo Guang as the future regent. The emperor executes Fuling's mother Lady Gouyi so that she cannot dominate the state while Fuling is a child emperor.[3]




  1. ^ Pompey, Command (p. 11). Nic Fields, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84908-572-4
  2. ^ Pompey, Command (p. 39). Nic Fields, 2012. ISBN 978-1-84908-572-4
  3. ^ Hung, Hing Ming (2020). The Magnificent Emperor Wu: China's Han Dynasty. pp. 237–239. ISBN 978-1628944167.