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This article is about the year 256. For the number, see 256 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 220s  230s  240s  – 250s –  260s  270s  280s
Years: 253 254 255256257 258 259
256 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
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256 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 256
Ab urbe condita 1009
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5006
Bahá'í calendar −1588 – −1587
Bengali calendar −337
Berber calendar 1206
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 800
Burmese calendar −382
Byzantine calendar 5764–5765
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood Pig)
2952 or 2892
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
2953 or 2893
Coptic calendar −28 – −27
Discordian calendar 1422
Ethiopian calendar 248–249
Hebrew calendar 4016–4017
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 312–313
 - Shaka Samvat 178–179
 - Kali Yuga 3357–3358
Holocene calendar 10256
Igbo calendar −744 – −743
Iranian calendar 366 BP – 365 BP
Islamic calendar 377 BH – 376 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 256
Korean calendar 2589
Minguo calendar 1656 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 799

Year 256 (CCLVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Claudius and Glabrio (or, less frequently, year 1009 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 256 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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  • 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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