250s

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 220s 230s 240s250s260s 270s 280s
Years: 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259
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Contents: 250 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259

250

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Roman Empire[edit]
Africa[edit]
Asia[edit]
  • The Kofun Period begins in Japan.
  • The Kushan Empire collapses.
  • The earliest Chinese references to a device known as "emperor's south-pointing carriage" date to this period.
America[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]
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251

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Roman Empire[edit]
Persia[edit]

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Religion[edit]

252

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Roman Empire[edit]
  • Battle of Barbalissos: King Shapur I defeats a Roman field army at Barbalissos in Syria (probable date, could have been in 253). The size of the Roman field army is claimed by Persian sources to have been 70,000 men strong, yet this is unlikely.
Persia[edit]
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253

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Roman Empire[edit]

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Religion[edit]

254

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Roman Empire[edit]

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Religion[edit]


255

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Science[edit]

256

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Roman Empire[edit]
China[edit]
  • Peace and unity are finally restored in China with the victories of the Wei Kingdom in the north. The ruling dynasty is worn out by war, and the kingdom is ruled by ministers on their behalf.

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Medicine[edit]
Religion[edit]


257

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Roman Empire[edit]

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Religion[edit]
  • August 30Pope Sixtus II succeeds Pope Stephen I as the 24th pope.
  • Valerian's persecution of Christians begins: his edict orders bishops and priests to sacrifice according to the pagan rituals, and prohibits Christians, under penalty of death, from meeting at the tombs of their deceased.

258

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Asia[edit]

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Religion[edit]
Education[edit]

259

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Roman Empire[edit]
Persia[edit]

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