Greco-Bactria Timeline

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  • 260 BCE - 195 BCE
    King Euthydemus I of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom rules in Central Asia.
  • 250 BCE
    Former satrap Diodotos rebels against Seleucid king Antiochos I, creating the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
  • c. 230 BCE
    Diodotos II is overthrown by Euthydemos. Beginning of the Euthydemid dynasty.
  • 208 BCE - 206 BCE
    Siege of Bactra by Antiochos III.
  • 208 BCE
    Seleucid king Antiochos III wins the battle of the Arius river against Euthydemos.
  • 206 BCE
    Recognition of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom and Euthydemid dynasty by Antiochos III.
  • c. 200 BCE
    Beginning of the Greco-Bactrian conquests in India.
  • c. 200 BCE
    First contact between China and the Greco-Bactrian descendents of Alexander the Great's army.
  • c. 190 BCE
    First appearance of multiple Euthydemid kings at the same time. Beginning of the Indo-Greek kingdoms.
  • 186 BCE
    Demetrios wins a decisive battle in Gandhara, beginning the Yona (or Greek era) in India.
  • c. 171 BCE
    Eucratides begins his uprising against Greco-Bactrian king Demetrios II.
  • 171 BCE
    In odrer to show the break of dynasty, Eucratides begin a new Yona (or Greek) era.
  • c. 165 BCE
    The Greco-Bactrian king Eucratides invades India.
  • c. 155 BCE
    The Euthydemid Menander succeeds to push back the Eucratids westward of the Hindu-Kush.
  • 145 BCE
    Murder of Eucratides by his son. Weakening of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
  • c. 130 BCE
    The Yuezhei take control of Bactria.

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260 BCE - 195 BCE: King Euthydemus I of the Greco-Bactrian Kingdom rules in Central Asia.
 
 
250 BCE: Former satrap Diodotos rebels against Seleucid king Antiochos I, creating the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
 
230 BCE: Diodotos II is overthrown by Euthydemos. Beginning of the Euthydemid dynasty.
 
208 BCE - 206 BCE: Siege of Bactra by Antiochos III.
 
208 BCE: Seleucid king Antiochos III wins the battle of the Arius river against Euthydemos.
 
 
206 BCE: Recognition of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom and Euthydemid dynasty by Antiochos III.
 
 
200 BCE: Beginning of the Greco-Bactrian conquests in India.
 
 
200 BCE: First contact between China and the Greco-Bactrian descendents of Alexander the Great's army.
 
 
190 BCE: First appearance of multiple Euthydemid kings at the same time. Beginning of the Indo-Greek kingdoms.
 
186 BCE: Demetrios wins a decisive battle in Gandhara, beginning the Yona (or Greek era) in India.
 
 
171 BCE: Eucratides begins his uprising against Greco-Bactrian king Demetrios II.
 
 
171 BCE: In odrer to show the break of dynasty, Eucratides begin a new Yona (or Greek) era.
 
165 BCE: The Greco-Bactrian king Eucratides invades India.
 
 
155 BCE: The Euthydemid Menander succeeds to push back the Eucratids westward of the Hindu-Kush.
 
145 BCE: Murder of Eucratides by his son. Weakening of the Greco-Bactrian kingdom.
 
 
130 BCE: The Yuezhei take control of Bactria.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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