220s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
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This is a list of events occurring in the 220s, ordered by year.

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  • The Wei dynasty will give official recognition to Taoism as its religious sect, and the sect's celestial masters will reciprocate by giving spiritual approbation to the Wei as successors to the Han. By the end of the century most powerful families in northern China will subscribe the Daoist principles.

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  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 35 percent under emperor Alexander Severus, down from 43 percent under Elagabalus.[citation needed]

Religion[edit]

  • October 14Pope Callixtus I is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he has stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Urban I.

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  • June 29Cao Pi dies after an illness, his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • King Ardashir I, ruler of the Sassanid dynasty, defeats Artabanus V and is crowned "King of Kings" of the Persian Empire. Beginning of the 400 year-reign of the Sassanid Empire.
  • The Empire of Parthia falls.
  • A merchant from the Roman Empire called "Qin Lun" by the Chinese, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi) and is taken to see Sun Quan, king of Eastern Wu, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip including a present of ten male and ten female "blackish-coloured dwarfs." However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4. 
  2. ^ An annotated translation of the Weilue