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Millennium: 1st millennium
450 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar450
Ab urbe condita1203
Assyrian calendar5200
Balinese saka calendar371–372
Bengali calendar−143
Berber calendar1400
Buddhist calendar994
Burmese calendar−188
Byzantine calendar5958–5959
Chinese calendar己丑年 (Earth Ox)
3147 or 2940
    — to —
庚寅年 (Metal Tiger)
3148 or 2941
Coptic calendar166–167
Discordian calendar1616
Ethiopian calendar442–443
Hebrew calendar4210–4211
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat506–507
 - Shaka Samvat371–372
 - Kali Yuga3550–3551
Holocene calendar10450
Iranian calendar172 BP – 171 BP
Islamic calendar177 BH – 176 BH
Javanese calendar335–336
Julian calendar450
Korean calendar2783
Minguo calendar1462 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1018
Seleucid era761/762 AG
Thai solar calendar992–993
Tibetan calendar阴土牛年
(female Earth-Ox)
576 or 195 or −577
    — to —
(male Iron-Tiger)
577 or 196 or −576
Europe in 450

Year 450 (CDL, CCCCL) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar, the 450th Year of the Common Era (CE) and Anno Domini (AD designations, the 450th year of the 1st millennium, the 50th year of the half of 5th century, and the 1st year of the 450s decade. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Valentinianus and Avienus (or, less frequently, year 1203 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 450 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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  • July 28 – Emperor Theodosius II, age 49, falls from his horse while hunting at Constantinople and dies soon afterward. He has reigned since 408, mostly under the domination of his Christian sister Pulcheria, who has been allowed to return to court (see 441).
  • August 25 – Pulcheria is forced to marry and co-rule the Eastern Roman Empire. She gives the imperial diadem to the Illyrian (or Thracian) officer and senator Marcian, age 58, and is crowned as empress in the Hippodrome at Constantinople, in the first religious coronation ceremony.
  • Marcian orders the execution (or assassination) of the unpopular court eunuch Chrysaphius. He discontinues the tribute payments to Attila.
  • All the Temples of Aphrodisias (City of Goddess Aphrodite) are demolished and its libraries burned down. The city is renamed Stauroupolis (City of the Cross).




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  1. ^ Ronald Grigor Suny, The Making of the Georgian Nation, (Indiana University Press, 1994), 23.