The 220s decade ran from January 1, 220, to December 31, 229.

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ReligionEdit
  • The Wei dynasty gave official recognition to Taoism as its religious sect, and the sect’s celestial masters reciprocated by giving spiritual approbation to the Wei as successors to the Han. By the end of the century, most powerful families in northern China had subscribed to Daoist principles.

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CommerceEdit
  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 35 percent under emperor Alexander Severus, down from 43 percent under Elagabalus.[2]
ReligionEdit
  • October 14Pope Callixtus I is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he has stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by Cardinal Urban I.

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Art and ScienceEdit
  • The first Christian paintings appear in Rome, decorating the Catacombs.

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ChinaEdit
  • A merchant from the Roman Empire, called "Qin Lun" by the Chinese, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi), and is taken to see King Sun Quan of Eastern Wu, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip, including a present of ten male and ten female "blackish-colored dwarfs." However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies, and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.[3]
Persian EmpireEdit
  • Ctesiphon, until now capital of the Parthian Empire, falls into the hands of the Sasanian Empire, who also make it their capital, after putting an end to the Parthian Dynasty in Iran.

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  • Wei Guan, Chinese official of the Cao Wei state and the Western Jin dynasty (d. 291)

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DeathsEdit

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  • March 15Cao Cao, Chinese warlord of the Eastern Han dynasty (b. 155)
  • June 13Xiahou Dun, Chinese general serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Cao Cao
  • DecemberCheng Yu, Chinese official serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Cao Cao (b. 141)
  • Fa Zheng, Chinese official serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Liu Bei (b. 176)[6]
  • Guan Yu, Chinese general serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Liu Bei
  • Huang Zhong, Chinese general serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Liu Bei
  • Lü Meng, Chinese general serving under the Eastern Han dynasty warlord Sun Quan (b. 178)
  • Bassilla, Roman actress, dancer and singer (approximate year)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker. ISBN 0-212-97022-4.
  2. ^ Hopkins, T. C. F. (July 8, 2008). Empires, Wars, and Battles: The Middle East from Antiquity to the Rise of the New World. Tom Doherty Associates. p. 84. ISBN 978-1-4668-4171-0.
  3. ^ "An annotated translation of the Weilue". Archived from the original on March 15, 2005. Retrieved January 30, 2005.
  4. ^ "List of Rulers of Korea". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  5. ^ Chisholm, Hugh ed. (1911). "Ulpian". Encyclopæia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 567.
  6. ^ Lühmann, Werner (2003). Konfuzius: aufgeklärter Philosoph oder reaktionärer Moralapostel? : der Bruch in der Konfuzius-Rezeption der deutschen Philosophie des ausgehenden 18. und beginnenden 19. Jahrhunderts. Harrassowitz. p. 68. ISBN 978-3-447-04753-1.
  7. ^ Crespigny, Rafe de (2010). Imperial Warlord: A Biography of Cao Cao 155-220 AD. BRILL. p. 459. ISBN 9789004188303.