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250s

The 250s decade ran from January 1, 250, to December 31, 259.

Events

250

By place

Roman Empire
Africa
China
  • The earliest Chinese references to a device known as "emperor's south-pointing carriage" date to this period.
America

By topic

Arts and sciences
Religion

251

By place

Roman Empire
Persia
China
  • Wang Ling's rebellion against the Wei regent Sima Yi is quelled.
  • Sima Yi passes away in Luoyang.
  • Sima Shi, Sima Yi's eldest son, inherits his father's authority.

By topic

Religion

252

By place

Roman Empire
  • Battle of Barbalissos: King Shapur I defeats a Roman field army at Barbalissos in Syria (probable date, could have been in 253). The size of the Roman field army is claimed by Persian sources to have been 70,000 men strong, yet this is unlikely.
Persia
China

By topic

Religion

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Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

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By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

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By place

China

By topic

Science

256

By place

Roman Empire
China
  • Peace and unity are finally restored in China with the victories of the Wei Kingdom in the north. The ruling dynasty is worn out by war, and the kingdom is ruled by ministers on their behalf.

By topic

Medicine
  • The great pandemic of the Roman world strikes violently in Pontus on the Black Sea and causes enormous loss of life in Alexandria, encouraging thousands to embrace Christianity.
Religion

257

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion
  • August 30Pope Sixtus II succeeds Pope Stephen I as the 24th pope.
  • Valerian's persecution of Christians begins: his edict orders bishops and priests to sacrifice according to the pagan rituals, and prohibits Christians, under penalty of death, from meeting at the tombs of their deceased.

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By place

Roman Empire
China

By topic

Religion
Education

259

By place

Roman Empire
Persia

By topic

Religion

Significant people

Births

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References

  1. ^ Saint Denis bishop of Paris Encyclopædia Britannica
  2. ^ Slootjes, Daniëlle; Peachin, M. (2016). Rome and the Worlds beyond Its Frontiers. BRILL. p. 40. ISBN 9789004326750.
  3. ^ a b "Saint Cornelius - pope". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018.
  4. ^ a b "Saint Lucius I - pope". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018.
  5. ^ "Aemilian - Roman emperor". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 2018.
  6. ^ "St. Babylas - Saints & Angels". Catholic Online. Retrieved 2018.

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