271 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
271 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar271 BC
Ab urbe condita483
Ancient Egypt eraXXXIII dynasty, 53
- PharaohPtolemy II Philadelphus, 13
Ancient Greek era127th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4480
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−863
Berber calendar680
Buddhist calendar274
Burmese calendar−908
Byzantine calendar5238–5239
Chinese calendar己丑年 (Earth Ox)
2426 or 2366
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
2427 or 2367
Coptic calendar−554 – −553
Discordian calendar896
Ethiopian calendar−278 – −277
Hebrew calendar3490–3491
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−214 – −213
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2830–2831
Holocene calendar9730
Iranian calendar892 BP – 891 BP
Islamic calendar919 BH – 918 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar2063
Minguo calendar2182 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1738
Seleucid era41/42 AG
Thai solar calendar272–273
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
−144 or −525 or −1297
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
−143 or −524 or −1296

Year 271 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Claudus and Clepsina (or, less frequently, year 483 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 271 BC 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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  • With the restoration of the territories captured by Pyrrhus, and with grateful allies in Sparta and Argos, and garrisons in Corinth and other Greek key cities, Antigonus II securely controls Macedonia and the other states of Greece. Antigonus becomes the chief of the Thessalian League and is on good terms with neighbouring Illyria and Thrace. He secures his position in central and south Greece by keeping Macedonian occupation forces in the cities of Corinth, Chalcis on the island of Euboea, and Demetrias in Thessaly, the three "shackles" of Hellas.


  • The Mauryan army is driven out of Kadamba by a coalition of Tamil kings under Emperor Cenni Cholan.