|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||230s 240s 250s – 260s – 270s 280s 290s|
|Years:||259 260 261 – 262 – 263 264 265|
|262 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1015|
|Chinese calendar||辛巳年 (Metal Snake)
2958 or 2898
— to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
2959 or 2899
|Coptic calendar||−22 – −21|
|- Vikram Samvat||318–319|
|- Shaka Samvat||184–185|
|- Kali Yuga||3363–3364|
|Iranian calendar||360 BP – 359 BP|
|Islamic calendar||371 BH – 370 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1650 before ROC
|Seleucid era||573/574 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||804–805|
Year 262 (CCLXII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Gallienus and Faustianus (or, less frequently, year 1015 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 262 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.
- The Goths invade Asia Minor and destroy the Temple of Artemis in Ephesus.
- An earthquake strikes Ephesus and Cyrene.
- The Heruls accompanied the Goths ravaging the coasts of the Black Sea and the Aegean.