|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||210s 220s 230s – 240s – 250s 260s 270s|
|Years:||238 239 240 – 241 – 242 243 244|
|241 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||994|
|Chinese calendar||庚申年 (Metal Monkey)
2937 or 2877
— to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2938 or 2878
|Coptic calendar||−43 – −42|
|- Vikram Samvat||297–298|
|- Shaka Samvat||163–164|
|- Kali Yuga||3342–3343|
|Iranian calendar||381 BP – 380 BP|
|Islamic calendar||393 BH – 392 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1671 before ROC
|Seleucid era||552/553 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||783–784|
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Year 241 (CCXLI) 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 Gordianus and Pompeianus (or, less frequently, year 994 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 241 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.
- Winter – Emperor Gordian III reaches Antioch and prepares with his army an offensive against the Persians.
- Timesitheus becomes Praetorian Prefect
- Shapur I succeeds his father Ardashir I as king of Persia.
- The ancient city of Bagram (Afghanistan) is abandoned.
- Shapur I annexes parts of the Kushan Empire.
- Ardashir I, first ruler of the Sassanid dynasty
- Zhuge Jin, minister of the Chinese Kingdom of Wu, older brother of Zhuge Liang (b. 174)
- Sun Deng, eldest son of Sun Quan (b. 209)