|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||210s 220s 230s – 240s – 250s 260s 270s|
|Years:||245 246 247 – 248 – 249 250 251|
|248 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1001|
|Chinese calendar||丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2944 or 2884
— to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
2945 or 2885
|Coptic calendar||−36 – −35|
|- Vikram Samvat||304–305|
|- Shaka Samvat||170–171|
|- Kali Yuga||3349–3350|
|Iranian calendar||374 BP – 373 BP|
|Islamic calendar||386 BH – 384 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1664 before ROC
|Seleucid era||559/560 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||790–791|
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Year 248 (CCXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Philippus and Severus (or, less frequently, year 1001 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 248 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.
- The revolts of Pacatianus in Moesia and Iotapianus in Syria are put down by senator Decius, by order of emperor Philip the Arab.
- The Roman Empire continues the celebration of the 1,000th anniversary of the city of Rome, with the ludi saeculares, organized by Philip the Arab.
- Cyprian becomes bishop of Carthage.
- Origen writes an eight-volume work criticizing the pagan writer Celsus.
- Himiko, Queen of Japan
- Trieu Thi Trinh, Vietnamese, female warrior (b. 225)
- Zhu Ran, general of Wu (b. 182)
- Wu Can, general of Wu (b. 187)
- Wang Ping, general of Shu