AD 280
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AD 280

280 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar280
Ab urbe condita1033
Assyrian calendar5030
Balinese saka calendar201-202
Bengali calendar-313
Berber calendar1230
Buddhist calendar824
Burmese calendar-358
Byzantine calendar5788-5789
Chinese calendar? (Earth Pig)
2976 or 2916
    -- to --
(Metal Rat)
2977 or 2917
Coptic calendar-4 - -3
Discordian calendar1446
Ethiopian calendar272-273
Hebrew calendar4040-4041
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat336-337
 - Shaka Samvat201-202
 - Kali Yuga3380-3381
Holocene calendar10280
Iranian calendar342 BP - 341 BP
Islamic calendar353 BH - 352 BH
Javanese calendar159-160
Julian calendar280
Korean calendar2613
Minguo calendar1632 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar-1188
Seleucid era591/592 AG
Thai solar calendar822-823
Tibetan calendar?
(female Earth-Pig)
406 or 25 or -747
    -- to --
(male Iron-Rat)
407 or 26 or -746

Year 280 (CCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Messalla and Gratus (or, less frequently, year 1033 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 280 for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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