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Millennium: 1st millennium
288 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar288
Ab urbe condita1041
Assyrian calendar5038
Balinese saka calendar209–210
Bengali calendar−305
Berber calendar1238
Buddhist calendar832
Burmese calendar−350
Byzantine calendar5796–5797
Chinese calendar丁未年 (Fire Goat)
2984 or 2924
    — to —
戊申年 (Earth Monkey)
2985 or 2925
Coptic calendar4–5
Discordian calendar1454
Ethiopian calendar280–281
Hebrew calendar4048–4049
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat344–345
 - Shaka Samvat209–210
 - Kali Yuga3388–3389
Holocene calendar10288
Iranian calendar334 BP – 333 BP
Islamic calendar344 BH – 343 BH
Javanese calendar168–169
Julian calendar288
Korean calendar2621
Minguo calendar1624 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1180
Seleucid era599/600 AG
Thai solar calendar830–831
Tibetan calendar阴火羊年
(female Fire-Goat)
414 or 33 or −739
    — to —
(male Earth-Monkey)
415 or 34 or −738

Year 288 (CCLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Maximian and Ianuarianus (or, less frequently, year 1041 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 288 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 Diocletian launches a campaign into Germanic territory from the province of Raetia (Switzerland).
  • Around this time, an army loyal to Maximian, probably led by the future emperor Constantius, defeats the usurper Carausius or his Frankish allies in northern Gaul. In this or the following year, Carausius withdraws his military forces and administrative presence from Gaul, confining himself to Roman Britain.
  • Maximian makes an alliance with the Frankish king Gennobaudes.
  • Far from Carausius' fleet, in the rivers of Gaul, Maximian builds a fleet to contest control of the North Sea and re-take Britain.
  • Around this time, Constantius marries Maximian's stepdaughter, Theodora, and it may also be around this time that the general Galerius marries Diocletian's daughter Galeria Valeria.