# 208 BC

Centuries: 4th century BC -**3rd century BC**- 2nd century BC

Decades: 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC - **200s BC** - 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC

Years: 213 BC 212 BC 211 BC 210 BC 209 BC - **208 BC** - 207 BC 206 BC 205 BC 204 BC 203 BC

**Events**

- Second Punic War: Scipio Africanus Major defeats Hannibal's brother Hasdrubal Barca in Spain at the Battle of Baecula. As a result, Hasdrubal crosses the Pyrenees with his troops into Transalpine Gaul, intending to join Hannibal in Italy.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Marcus Claudius Marcellus (died in battle)
- Li Si, Chinese philosopher