250s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 220s 230s 240s250s260s 270s 280s
Years: 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
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This is a list of events occurring in the 250s, ordered by year.

250[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

Africa[edit]

Asia[edit]

  • The Kofun Period begins in Japan.
  • The Kushan Empire collapses.
  • The earliest Chinese references to a device known as "emperor's south-pointing carriage" date to this period.

America[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]

Religion[edit]

251[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

Persia[edit]

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Religion[edit]

252[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

Persia[edit]

Asia[edit]

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Religion[edit]

253[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

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Religion[edit]


254[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

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Religion[edit]

255[edit]

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Science[edit]

256[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]

China[edit]

  • 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.

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Medicine[edit]

Religion[edit]

257[edit]

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Religion[edit]

  • 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.

258[edit]

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259[edit]

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