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Year 226 (CCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Severus and Marcellus (or, less frequently, year 979 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 226 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.
|Ab urbe condita||979|
|Balinese saka calendar||147–148|
|Chinese calendar||乙巳年 (Wood Snake)|
2922 or 2862
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丙午年 (Fire Horse)
2923 or 2863
|Coptic calendar||−58 – −57|
|- Vikram Samvat||282–283|
|- Shaka Samvat||147–148|
|- Kali Yuga||3326–3327|
|Iranian calendar||396 BP – 395 BP|
|Islamic calendar||408 BH – 407 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1686 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||537/538 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||768–769|
352 or −29 or −801
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353 or −28 or −800
- 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-coloured dwarfs." However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies, and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.
- 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.