|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||210s 220s 230s – 240s – 250s 260s 270s|
|Years:||244 245 246 – 247 – 248 249 250|
|247 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1000|
|Chinese calendar||丙寅年 (Fire Tiger)
2943 or 2883
— to —
丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
2944 or 2884
|Coptic calendar||−37 – −36|
|- Vikram Samvat||303–304|
|- Shaka Samvat||169–170|
|- Kali Yuga||3348–3349|
|Iranian calendar||375 BP – 374 BP|
|Islamic calendar||387 BH – 386 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1665 before ROC
|Seleucid era||558/559 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||789–790|
Year 247 (CCXLVII) 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 Philippus and Severus (or, less frequently, year 1000 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 247 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.
- Marcus Julius Philippus Augustus and his 10-year-old son Marcus Julius Philippus Caesar become Roman Consuls.
- The Goths appear on the lower Danube frontier; they invade the Ukraine and Romania.
- Emperor Philip the Arab marks the millennium of Rome by holding the Ludi Saeculares.
- The last of the two Councils of Arabia in the Roman Christian Church is held in Bostra, Arabia Petraea.
- Zhang Chunhua, wife of Sima Yi, mother of Sima Shi and Sima Zhao (b. 189)
- Xiang Lang, minister of Shu
- Bu Zhi, scholar of the Kingdom of Wu