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This article is about the year 301. For the number, see 301 (number). For other uses, see 301 (disambiguation).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 3rd century4th century5th century
Decades: 270s  280s  290s  – 300s –  310s  320s  330s
Years: 298 299 300301302 303 304
301 by topic
State leadersSovereign states
Birth and death categories
Establishment and disestablishment categories
301 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 301
Ab urbe condita 1054
Assyrian calendar 5051
Bengali calendar −292
Berber calendar 1251
Buddhist calendar 845
Burmese calendar −337
Byzantine calendar 5809–5810
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
2997 or 2937
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2998 or 2938
Coptic calendar 17–18
Discordian calendar 1467
Ethiopian calendar 293–294
Hebrew calendar 4061–4062
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 357–358
 - Shaka Samvat 223–224
 - Kali Yuga 3402–3403
Holocene calendar 10301
Iranian calendar 321 BP – 320 BP
Islamic calendar 331 BH – 330 BH
Julian calendar 301
Korean calendar 2634
Minguo calendar 1611 before ROC
Seleucid era 612/613 AG
Thai solar calendar 843–844
The baptism of king Tiridates III

Year 301 (CCCI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Postumius and Nepotianus (or, less frequently, year 1054 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 301 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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  • King Narseh of Persia abdicates, in favor of his son, Hormizd II.
  • Sima Lun briefly usurps the Jin Dynasty.
  • In India, a man by the name of Pāņini comes up with the first concept for a spoken and written language. Through a series of some 4000 different rules, this is the first time that a language is described in such a way.




  1. ^ It was the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion. The Journal of Ecclesiastical History – Page 268 by Cambridge University Press, Gale Group, C.W. Dugmore
  2. ^ CNEWA.org
  3. ^ The Armenian Massacres, 1894–1896: 1894–1896 : U.S. media testimony – Page 131 by A. Dzh. (Arman Dzhonovich) Kirakosian
  4. ^ OrientalOrthodox.org
  5. ^ The Antiquities of the Christian Church – Page 466 by Johann Christian Wilhelm Augusti, Georg Friedrich Heinrich Rheinwald, Carl Christian Friedrich Siegel