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240s

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The 240s decade ran from January 1, 240, to December 31, 249.

Events

240

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

By topic

Religion

241

By place

Roman Empire
Persia
Europe

242

By place

Roman Empire
Persia

By topic

Religion

243

By place

Roman Empire

244

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

By topic

Arts and sciences
Commerce
  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 0.5 percent under emperor Philippus I, down from 28 percent under Gordian III.
Religion

245

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

246

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

247

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

248

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Religion

249

By place

Roman Empire
Asia

By topic

Religion
  • In Alexandria, the populace pillages the homes of Christians.

Significant people

Births

  • Publius Licinius Cornelius Saloninus Valerianus, better known as Saloninus. Born c. 242, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.
  • Diocles, better known as Diocletian. Born c. 244, he would eventually become a Roman emperor.

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Stratton, J. M. (1969). Agricultural Records. London: John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.
  2. ^ Walker, Brett L. (2015). A Concise History of Japan. Cambridge University Press. p. 18. ISBN 9781107004184.