# 96 BC

Centuries: 2nd century BC -**1st century BC**- 1st century

Decades: 140s BC 130s BC 120s BC 110s BC 100s BC - **90s BC** - 80s BC 70s BC 60s BC 50s BC 40s BC

Years: 101 BC 100 BC 99 BC 98 BC 97 BC - **96 BC** - 95 BC 94 BC 93 BC 92 BC 91 BC

**Events**

- Start of the
*Taishi*era in the Han Dynasty - Cyrene left to the people of Rome by its ruler Ptolemy Apion.
- Seleucus VI Epiphanes becomes king of the Seleucid Empire following the death of his father Antiochus VIII Grypus, and defeating in battle Antiochus IX Cyzicenus.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Antiochus VIII Grypus, king of the Seleucid Empire (murdered)
- Antiochus IX Cyzicenus, king of the Seleucid Empire (died in battle)