|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||230s 240s 250s – 260s – 270s 280s 290s|
|Years:||266 267 268 – 269 – 270 271 272|
|269 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1022|
|Chinese calendar||戊子年 (Earth Rat)
2965 or 2905
— to —
己丑年 (Earth Ox)
2966 or 2906
|Coptic calendar||−15 – −14|
|- Vikram Samvat||325–326|
|- Shaka Samvat||191–192|
|- Kali Yuga||3370–3371|
|Iranian calendar||353 BP – 352 BP|
|Islamic calendar||364 BH – 363 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1643 before ROC
|Seleucid era||580/581 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||811–812|
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Year 269 (CCLXIX) was a common year starting on Friday (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 Paternus (or, less frequently, year 1022 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 269 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.
- Second Gothic invasion: The Goths and other German tribes attack Bosphorean towns on the coast of the Black Sea. Some 2,000 ships and 320,000 men from the Danube enter Roman territory. Emperor Claudius II defeats the invaders and receives the title Gothicus for his triumph. Many of the prisoners will serve in the Roman legions and settle in vacant lands in the Danubian provinces.
- Claudius II travels to Sirmium and prepares a war against the Vandals, who raid Pannonia.
- The Heruli capture Athens and raid the Aegean Islands as far as Crete and Rhodes.
- Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus is killed by his own troops after not allowing them to sack the city of Mogontiacum.
- Queen Zenobia conquers Syria, Palestine, Lebanon and Egypt, giving her control of Rome's grain supply. The library at Alexandria is partly burned during a raid by Zabdas, general of Zenobia.
- January 5 – Pope Felix I succeeds Pope Dionysius as the 26th pope.
- Paul of Samosata is deposed as Patriarch of Antioch (though he is not removed until 272).
- Saint Valentine (executed by Claudius II) (Possible year)
- Lu Kai, nephew of Lu Xun (b. 198)
- Wang Kang, prefect of Yongchang
- Wang Xiang, minister of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 185)
- Marcus Cassianius Latinius Postumus, Gallic Emperor 260-269