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This article is about the year 244. For the number, see 244 (number).
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 210s  220s  230s  – 240s –  250s  260s  270s
Years: 241 242 243244245 246 247
244 by topic
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244 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 244
Ab urbe condita 997
Assyrian calendar 4994
Bengali calendar −349
Berber calendar 1194
Buddhist calendar 788
Burmese calendar −394
Byzantine calendar 5752–5753
Chinese calendar 癸亥(Water Pig)
2940 or 2880
    — to —
甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2941 or 2881
Coptic calendar −40 – −39
Discordian calendar 1410
Ethiopian calendar 236–237
Hebrew calendar 4004–4005
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 300–301
 - Shaka Samvat 166–167
 - Kali Yuga 3345–3346
Holocene calendar 10244
Iranian calendar 378 BP – 377 BP
Islamic calendar 390 BH – 389 BH
Julian calendar 244
Korean calendar 2577
Minguo calendar 1668 before ROC
Seleucid era 555/556 AG
Thai solar calendar 786–787
Emperor Gordianus III

Year 244 (CCXLIV) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Armenius and Aemilianus (or, less frequently, year 997 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 244 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. It is also considered a lucky number in several areas of the UAE; specifically Dubai.


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Roman Empire[edit]


  • The kingdom Osroene is included into the Roman Empire.


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Arts and sciences[edit]


  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 0.5 percent under emperor Philippus I, down from 28 percent under Gordian III.