|Centuries:||2nd century - 3rd century - 4th century|
|Decades:|| 220s 230s 240s - 250s - 260s 270s 280s
|Years:||253 254 255 - 256 - 257 258 259|
|Gregorian calendar||256 |
|Ab urbe condita||1009|
|Bahá'í calendar||-1588 – -1587|
|Coptic calendar||-28 – -27|
|Ethiopian calendar||248 – 249|
|Hebrew calendar||4016 – 4017|
|- Vikram Samvat||311 – 312|
|- Shaka Samvat||178 – 179|
|- Kali Yuga||3357 – 3358|
|Iranian calendar||366 BP – 365 BP|
|Islamic calendar||377 BH – 376 BH|
|- Imperial Year||Kōki 916|
|Thai solar calendar||799|
Events[edit | edit source]
By Place[edit | edit source]
Roman Empire[edit | edit source]
- Goths invade Asia Minor. Dacia is lost for the Roman Empire.
- Emperor Valerian persecutes Christians.
- The Franks cross the Rhine, the Alamanni reach Milan.
- Cities in the Roman Empire begin to build walls as the defense of the frontiers begins to crumble.
- The Goths appear at the walls of Thessalonica.
- In Africa, the Berbers massacre Roman colonists.
- The future emperor Aurelian inspects and organizes the defenses along the Rhine.
- Persian king Shapur overruns Mesopotamia and Syria.
By Topic[edit | edit source]
Religion[edit | edit source]
- A Synod of Carthage is held.
Births[edit | edit source]
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- Sun Jun, general of Wu
- Lu Dai, general of Wu
- Lu Ju, general of Wu
- Teng Yin, minister of Wu
- Wang Su, son of Wang Lang
- Guan Lu, famed practicer of divination
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