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Arts and sciences[edit]
  • Earliest known date of chess.
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261

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  • Michu ascends the Silla throne, becoming the first king of the long Kim line.


262


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263


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Arts and sciences[edit]


264

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265


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Roman Empire[edit]
  • Emperor Gallienus tries twice to crush the usurper Postumus, but on the first occasion Aureolus, commander of the elite cavalry, carelessly lets him escape. The second time, Gallienus sustains an arrow wound and has to break off his siege of a Gallic town where Postumus has holed up. He makes no other serious attempt to overcome his rival, devotes his attention to the political and military problems in the Danube and eastern parts of the Roman Empire.
  • Postumus makes no move to march on Rome and claim his territory south of Gaul.
  • Gallienus gives the order to fortify Milan and Verona.
  • Gallienus repels the invasion of the Goths in the Balkans.
  • A general of Gallienus' army, Victorinus, defects to Postumus.
Asia[edit]


266


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  • King Odaenathus of Palmyra invades Persia to conquer the capital, Ctesiphon, and twice comes as far as the walls of the Persian capital, but fails to take it.[1][2][3] After his victories in the East he pronounces himself with the title "king of kings".
Ireland[edit]


267


Roman Empire[edit]

Near East[edit]


268

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Religion[edit]

269

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Africa[edit]

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Significant people[edit]

Births[edit]

  • Gaius Galerius Valerius Maximianus, better known as Galerius. Born c. 260, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Gaius Valerius Licinianus Licinius, better known as Licinius. Born c. 263, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.

Deaths[edit]

  • Saloninus, Roman emperor. Died in 260.
  • Valerian, Roman emperor. Died between 260 and 264. He was effectively deposed by falling into enemy hands in the Battle of Edessa (260). He spent the rest of his life in captivity, though primary sources about its duration and the manner of his death are contradictory.
  • Gallienus, Roman emperor. Died in 268.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Who's Who in the Roman World By John Hazel
  2. ^ Babylonia Judaica in the Talmudic Period By A'haron Oppenheimer, Benjamin H. Isaac, Michael Lecker
  3. ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica