Year 241 (CCXLI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known[by whom?] as the Year of the Consulship of Gordianus and Pompeianus (or, less frequently, year 994 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 241 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||994|
|Balinese saka calendar||162–163|
|Chinese calendar||庚申年 (Metal Monkey)|
2937 or 2877
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辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2938 or 2878
|Coptic calendar||−43 – −42|
|- Vikram Samvat||297–298|
|- Shaka Samvat||162–163|
|- Kali Yuga||3341–3342|
|Iranian calendar||381 BP – 380 BP|
|Islamic calendar||393 BH – 392 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1671 before ROC|
|Seleucid era||552/553 AG|
|Thai solar calendar||783–784|
367 or −14 or −786
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368 or −13 or −785
- Winter – Emperor Gordian III reaches Antioch and prepares, with his army, an offensive against the Sassanids.
- Gaius Furius Sabinius Aquila Timesitheus becomes praetorian prefect and de facto ruler of the Roman Empire.
- Prince Shapur I succeeds his father Ardashir I as ruler of the Sassanid Empire. He begins his expansion in India.
- Shapur I annexes parts of the Kushan Empire. The ancient city of Bagram (modern Afghanistan) is abandoned.
- Fall of Hatra: Shapur I captures Hatra, the capital of the Kingdom of Hatra. The city is destroyed by the Sassanids.