240s

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The 240s decade ran from January 1, 240, to December 31, 249.

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240

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241[edit]

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Persia[edit]
Europe[edit]

242[edit]

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Persia[edit]

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Religion[edit]

243[edit]

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244[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]
Commerce[edit]
  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 0.5 percent under emperor Philippus I, down from 28 percent under Gordian III.
Religion[edit]

245[edit]

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246[edit]

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247[edit]

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248[edit]

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249[edit]

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Religion[edit]
  • In Alexandria, the populace pillages the homes of Christians.

Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

  • Publius Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus, better known as Saloninus. Born c. 242, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Diocles, better known as Diocletian. Born c. 244, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.

Deaths[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stratton, J. M. (1969). Agricultural Records. London: John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.
  2. ^ Walker, Brett L. (2015). A Concise History of Japan. Cambridge University Press. p. 18. ISBN 9781107004184.