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Millennium: 1st millennium
276 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar276
Ab urbe condita1029
Assyrian calendar5026
Balinese saka calendar197–198
Bengali calendar−317
Berber calendar1226
Buddhist calendar820
Burmese calendar−362
Byzantine calendar5784–5785
Chinese calendar乙未年 (Wood Goat)
2972 or 2912
    — to —
丙申年 (Fire Monkey)
2973 or 2913
Coptic calendar−8 – −7
Discordian calendar1442
Ethiopian calendar268–269
Hebrew calendar4036–4037
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat332–333
 - Shaka Samvat197–198
 - Kali Yuga3376–3377
Holocene calendar10276
Iranian calendar346 BP – 345 BP
Islamic calendar357 BH – 356 BH
Javanese calendar155–156
Julian calendar276
Korean calendar2609
Minguo calendar1636 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1192
Seleucid era587/588 AG
Thai solar calendar818–819
Tibetan calendar阴木羊年
(female Wood-Goat)
402 or 21 or −751
    — to —
(male Fire-Monkey)
403 or 22 or −750
Emperor Probus (232–282)

Year 276 (CCLXXVI) was a leap 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 Tacitus and Aemilianus (or, less frequently, year 1029 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 276 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.


By place[edit]

Roman Empire[edit]

  • Emperor Tacitus doubles the silver content of the aurelianianus, and halves its tariffing to 2.5 d.c. They carry the value marks X.I.
  • Tacitus campaigns successfully against the Goths who have invaded Asia Minor, and his half-brother, the praetorian prefect Marcus Annius Florianus, continues the campaign.
  • Tacitus' cousin Maximinus administers Syria in a harsh manner, and is assassinated by local men of power, who are joined in the conspiracy by the faction responsible for having assassinated Aurelian in the previous year.
  • Tacitus dies in Tyana, Cappadocia. He either dies of illness, or is murdered by the faction responsible for having assassinated Aurelian and Maximinus.
  • Florianus becomes Roman Emperor with the support of the Senate, but a general in the east, Marcus Aurelius Probus, usurps power against him. Florianus breaks off his campaign against the Goths and marches east from the Bosporus with support from the Roman legion's in Britain, Gaul, Spain and Italy.
  • Florianus holds power for some weeks and fights indecisively against Probus in Cilicia, but his soldiers, many of whom are from the colder Rhine and Danube frontiers, suffer from heat and disease. He is overthrown and then assassinated by his own troops near Tarsus (Turkey), in collusion with Probus. Probus, age 44, is proclaimed new Emperor of Rome.
  • Probus returns the aurelianianus to the tariffing of Aurelian.
  • Probus invites the faction responsible for the murders of Aurelian and Tacitus to a banquet, only to massacre them. He then arrests a surviving conspirator and has him burned alive.

Sassanid Empire[edit]