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Millennium: 1st millennium
286 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar286
Ab urbe condita1039
Assyrian calendar5036
Balinese saka calendar207–208
Bengali calendar−307
Berber calendar1236
Buddhist calendar830
Burmese calendar−352
Byzantine calendar5794–5795
Chinese calendar乙巳年 (Wood Snake)
2982 or 2922
    — to —
丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2983 or 2923
Coptic calendar2–3
Discordian calendar1452
Ethiopian calendar278–279
Hebrew calendar4046–4047
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat342–343
 - Shaka Samvat207–208
 - Kali Yuga3386–3387
Holocene calendar10286
Iranian calendar336 BP – 335 BP
Islamic calendar346 BH – 345 BH
Javanese calendar166–167
Julian calendar286
Korean calendar2619
Minguo calendar1626 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1182
Seleucid era597/598 AG
Thai solar calendar828–829
Tibetan calendar阴木蛇年
(female Wood-Snake)
412 or 31 or −741
    — to —
(male Fire-Horse)
413 or 32 or −740
Carausius of Britain (r. 286–293)

Year 286 (CCLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Maximus and Aquilinus (or, less frequently, year 1039 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 286 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]

  • Winter/Spring: The Caesar Maximian defeats the Bagaudae rebellion in Gaul. He then defeats a Germanic invasion into Gaul, defeating an army of Burgundians and Alemanni and another army of Chaibones and Heruli.
  • Emperor Diocletian campaigns successfully against Sarmatian raids. The future emperor Constantius defeats the 'Bosporian Sarmatians'.
  • April 1 – Diocletian rewards Maximian by elevating him to co-emperor, giving him the title Augustus.
  • Summer: Carausius, commander of the Classis Britannica, is accused of piracy by Maximian and is sentenced to death. He responds by declaring himself emperor of Britain and Northwestern Gaul. His forces consist of the newly built Roman fleet and three legions in Britain. The Carausian Revolt is supported by Gaulish merchant ships and Frankish mercenaries.





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