256

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries:
Decades:
Years:
256 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 256
CCLVI
Ab urbe condita 1009
Assyrian calendar 5006
Balinese saka calendar 177–178
Bengali calendar −337
Berber calendar 1206
Buddhist calendar 800
Burmese calendar −382
Byzantine calendar 5764–5765
Chinese calendar 乙亥(Wood Pig)
2952 or 2892
    — to —
丙子年 (Fire Rat)
2953 or 2893
Coptic calendar −28 – −27
Discordian calendar 1422
Ethiopian calendar 248–249
Hebrew calendar 4016–4017
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 312–313
 - Shaka Samvat 177–178
 - Kali Yuga 3356–3357
Holocene calendar 10256
Iranian calendar 366 BP – 365 BP
Islamic calendar 377 BH – 376 BH
Javanese calendar 135–136
Julian calendar 256
CCLVI
Korean calendar 2589
Minguo calendar 1656 before ROC
民前1656年
Nanakshahi calendar −1212
Seleucid era 567/568 AG
Thai solar calendar 798–799
Tibetan calendar 阴木猪年
(female Wood-Pig)
382 or 1 or −771
    — to —
阳火鼠年
(male Fire-Rat)
383 or 2 or −770

Year 256 (CCLVI) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Claudius and Glabrio (or, less frequently, year 1009 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 256 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.

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  • 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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  • The great pandemic of the Roman world strikes violently in Pontus on the Black Sea and causes enormous loss of life in Alexandria, encouraging thousands to embrace Christianity.

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