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Millennium: 1st millennium
270 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar270
Ab urbe condita1023
Assyrian calendar5020
Balinese saka calendar191–192
Bengali calendar−323
Berber calendar1220
Buddhist calendar814
Burmese calendar−368
Byzantine calendar5778–5779
Chinese calendar己丑年 (Earth Ox)
2967 or 2760
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2968 or 2761
Coptic calendar−14 – −13
Discordian calendar1436
Ethiopian calendar262–263
Hebrew calendar4030–4031
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat326–327
 - Shaka Samvat191–192
 - Kali Yuga3370–3371
Holocene calendar10270
Iranian calendar352 BP – 351 BP
Islamic calendar363 BH – 362 BH
Javanese calendar149–150
Julian calendar270
Korean calendar2603
Minguo calendar1642 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1198
Seleucid era581/582 AG
Thai solar calendar812–813
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
396 or 15 or −757
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
397 or 16 or −756

Year 270 (CCLXX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Antiochianus and Orfitus (or, less frequently, year 1023 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 270 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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Roman Empire[edit]

  • Emperor Claudius II Gothicus fights a drawn-out campaign against the Gothic raiders in the Balkans, with setbacks suffered on both sides. Eventually, many Goths die of plague and others are absorbed into the Roman legions.
  • Zenobia seizes control of Roman Arabia and Egypt.
  • Claudius dies of plague in Sirmium while preparing to fight the Vandals and Sarmatians, who have invaded Pannonia. He is succeeded by his brother Quintillus, who briefly holds power over the Roman Empire.
  • Victorinus besieges and sacks the city of Autun, which had declared allegiance to Claudius.
  • Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (or Aurelian), the cavalry commander who distinguished himself in the previous year at the Battle of Naissus (Serbia), usurps power in Sirmium and marches against Quintillus in Aquileia. Quintillus commits suicide.
  • Aurelius defeats an incursion by the Iuthungi into Raetia, defeating them as they attempted to re-cross the Danube.






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