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Chronology of the years 68-70

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West
Italy
East (*)
68 January
Vindex revolts

Vespasian recovers Galilee

April
c.5. Rebellion of Galba



May
Vindex defeated
Julius Civilis arrested?



June
8. Death of Nero
8. Galba recognized as emperor
Vespasian in the Jordan valley

September
Galba in Rome
Galba releases Civilis
Execution of Paulus


November
Vitellius governor of Germania Inferior


69 January
2. Vitellius proclaimed emperor
15. Galba killed
15. Otho recognized as emperor


April
14. Vitellius defeats Otho
16. Suicide of Otho
19. Vitellius recognized as emperor


May
Eight Batavian units sent to the north


July
17. Vitellius reaches Rome
1/3. Vespasian proclaimed emperor

August
Eight Batavian units recalled
Forced recruitments
Conspiracy of Civilis
Revolt of Brinno
Defeat of Aquilius
Defeat of Munius Lupercus

Vespasian in Syria
Danube army sides with Vespasian

September
Civilis wins over Batavian units
Batavian units at Mainz
Batavians lay siege to  Xanten
c. 15 Danube army invades Italy


October
Roman counter-attack
24/25. Danube army defeats Vitellius


November

Vespasian occupies Egypt

December
c.1. Battle of Krefeld
Siege of Xanten lifted
German attack on Mainz
c.17. Murder of Flaccus
Second siege of Xanten
20. Death of Vitellius
21. Vespasian recognized as emperor

70 January
Siege of Mainz lifted
Murder of Vocula
Proclamation of the Gallic empire
Disintegration of the Roman army



March
Fall of Xanten



April
Conference at Reims

14. Romans lay siege to Jerusalem

May
Cerialis at Mainz



June
Liberation of Trier
7/8. Battle of Trier
Battle of Xanten



August
Destruction of Nijmegen
c.30. Invasion of the Betuwe

10. Temple destroyed

September
Renewed alliance

8. Fall of Jerusalem
 
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