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This article is about the year 215. For the number, see 215 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 180s  190s  200s  – 210s –  220s  230s  240s
Years: 212 213 214215216 217 218
215 by topic
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Birth and death categories
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215 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 215
Ab urbe condita 968
Assyrian calendar 4965
Bengali calendar −378
Berber calendar 1165
Buddhist calendar 759
Burmese calendar −423
Byzantine calendar 5723–5724
Chinese calendar 甲午(Wood Horse)
2911 or 2851
    — to —
乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2912 or 2852
Coptic calendar −69 – −68
Discordian calendar 1381
Ethiopian calendar 207–208
Hebrew calendar 3975–3976
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 271–272
 - Shaka Samvat 137–138
 - Kali Yuga 3316–3317
Holocene calendar 10215
Iranian calendar 407 BP – 406 BP
Islamic calendar 420 BH – 419 BH
Julian calendar 215
Korean calendar 2548
Minguo calendar 1697 before ROC
Seleucid era 526/527 AG
Thai solar calendar 757–758

Year 215 (CCXV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laetus and Sulla (or, less frequently, year 968 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 215 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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Roman Empire[edit]

  • Caracalla's troops massacre the population of Alexandria, Egypt, beginning with the leading citizens. The emperor is angry about a satire, produced in Alexandria, mocking his claim that he killed Geta in self-defense.
  • Caracalla introduces a new coin, the Antoninianus. The weight of this coin is a mere 1/50 of a pound. Copper disappears gradually, and by the middle of the third century, with Rome's economy in crisis, the Antonianus will be the only official currency.