259

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This article is about the year 259. For the number, see 259 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 220s  230s  240s  – 250s –  260s  270s  280s
Years: 256 257 258259260 261 262
259 by topic
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259 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 259
CCLIX
Ab urbe condita 1012
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 5009
Bahá'í calendar −1585 – −1584
Bengali calendar −334
Berber calendar 1209
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 803
Burmese calendar −379
Byzantine calendar 5767–5768
Chinese calendar 戊寅(Earth Tiger)
2955 or 2895
    — to —
己卯年 (Earth Rabbit)
2956 or 2896
Coptic calendar −25 – −24
Discordian calendar 1425
Ethiopian calendar 251–252
Hebrew calendar 4019–4020
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 315–316
 - Shaka Samvat 181–182
 - Kali Yuga 3360–3361
Holocene calendar 10259
Igbo calendar −741 – −740
Iranian calendar 363 BP – 362 BP
Islamic calendar 374 BH – 373 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar 259
CCLIX
Korean calendar 2592
Minguo calendar 1653 before ROC
民前1653年
Thai solar calendar 802

Year 259 (CCLIX) was a common 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 Aemilianus and Bassus (or, less frequently, year 1012 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 259 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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