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The 150s decade ran from January 1, 150, to December 31, 159.
- 1 Events
- 1.1 150
- 1.2 151
- 1.3 152
- 1.4 153
- 1.5 154
- 1.6 155
- 1.7 156
- 1.8 157
- 1.9 158
- 1.10 159
- 2 Significant people
- 3 Births
- 4 Deaths
- 5 References
- The Roman town Forum Hadriani (Voorburg) receives the title of Municipium Aelium Cananefatium, "the town of the Cananefates" (modern Netherlands). The town is awarded with rights to organize markets.
- The Germans of the east move south, into the Carpathians and Black Sea area.
- The Albani appear in the Roman province of Macedon.
- The Middle Culture period of Mayan civilization ends (approximate date).
- The Great Pyramid of the Sun is constructed in Teotihuacan. It is the tallest pre-Columbian building in the Americas.
- Marcion of Sinope produces his bible canon, consisting of purged versions of the Gospel of Luke and ten Pauline letters (approximate date).
Arts and sciences
- The earliest atlas (Ptolemy's Geography) is made (approximate date).
- This is also the approximate date of completion of Ptolemy's monumental work Almagest. The geocentric cosmology contained in it holds sway for 1,400 years.
- Antoninus Liberalis writes a work on mythology (Μεταμορφωσεων Συναγωγη) (approximate date).
- Paper, made in China, arrives in Transoxiana.
- Mytilene and Smyrna are destroyed by an earthquake.
- First year of Yuanjia of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- Detail from a rubbing of a stone relief in Wu family shrine (Wuliangci), Jiaxiang, Shandong, is made. Han dynasty.
- Minor uprisings occur in Mauretania against Roman rule.
- Regular Roman Army campaigns end in Mauretania.
- The Chinese domination of the Tarim Basin weakens.
- Minor uprisings occur in Egypt against Roman rule.
- Change of era name from Yuanjia (3rd year) to Yongxing of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- The king of Bosphorus, Eupator, pays tribute to Rome due to the threat posed by the Alani.
- The Antonine Wall is completed.
- Last (2nd) year of Yongxing era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- Anicetus becomes pope (approximate date).
- Anicetus meets with Polycarp of Smyrna to discuss the Computus, the date of Easter in the Christian calendar.
- Change of Patriarch of Constantinople from Patriarch Euzois to Patriarch Laurence.
- Emperor Antoninus Pius starts a new war against the Parthians who are led by Vologases IV. The war is brief and results in an inconclusive peace.
- Rome states that while it will not be recognized as an official religion, Judaism must be tolerated.
- To restore peace between the Jews and Romans, Antoninus relegalizes circumcision.
- The Romans begin to abandon Hadrian's Wall.
- First year of Yongshou era of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
- Pope Anicetus succeeds Pope Pius I as the eleventh pope.
- The Christian bishops are in disagreement regarding the date of Easter.
- A revolt against Roman rule begins in Dacia.
- La Mojarra Stela 1 in Mesoamerica is produced.
- The earliest dated use of Sol invictus, in a dedication from Rome.
- A revolt against Roman rule in Dacia is crushed.
- Change of era name from Yongshou to Yangxi of the Chinese Han Dynasty.
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- Marcus Antonius Gordianus Sempronianus, better known as Gordian I. Born c. 159, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
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- Halsberghe, Gaston H. (1972). The Cult of Sol Invictus. Brill Archive. p. 45.