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Millennium: 1st millennium
226 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar226
Ab urbe condita979
Assyrian calendar4976
Balinese saka calendar147–148
Bengali calendar−367
Berber calendar1176
Buddhist calendar770
Burmese calendar−412
Byzantine calendar5734–5735
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
2922 or 2862
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2923 or 2863
Coptic calendar−58 – −57
Discordian calendar1392
Ethiopian calendar218–219
Hebrew calendar3986–3987
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat282–283
 - Shaka Samvat147–148
 - Kali Yuga3326–3327
Holocene calendar10226
Iranian calendar396 BP – 395 BP
Islamic calendar408 BH – 407 BH
Javanese calendar104–105
Julian calendar226
Korean calendar2559
Minguo calendar1686 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1242
Seleucid era537/538 AG
Thai solar calendar768–769
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
352 or −29 or −801
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
353 or −28 or −800

Year 226 (CCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Severus and Marcellus (or, less frequently, year 979 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 226 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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  • A merchant from the Roman Empire, called "Qin Lun" by the Chinese, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi), and is taken to see King Sun Quan of Eastern Wu, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip, including a present of ten male and ten female "blackish-colored dwarfs." However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies, and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.[1]

Persian Empire[edit]

  • Ctesiphon, until now capital of the Parthian Empire, falls into the hands of the Sasanian Empire, who also make it their capital, after putting an end to the Parthian Dynasty in Iran.




  1. ^ "An annotated translation of the Weilue". Archived from the original on March 15, 2005. Retrieved January 30, 2005.