The 250s (pronounced two-fifties or two-hundred and fifties) was a decade that ran from January 1, 250, to December 31, 259.

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  • The earliest Chinese references to a device known as "emperor's south-pointing carriage" date to this period.
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  • Diophantus writes Arithmetica, the first systematic treatise on algebra.
  • Approximate date
    • The family portrait medallion, traditionally called the Family of Vunnerius Keramus, is made (it is later placed in the Brescia Cross, and then in the Museo Civico dell'Etá Cristiana, Brescia).
    • The Ludovisi Battle sarcophagus, depicting battle between the Romans and the Barbarians, is made for use in Rome (it is later moved to the collection of the National Roman Museum).
    • The Igel Column is erected at Trier in Germany.
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251

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  • Wang Ling's rebellion against the Wei regent Sima Yi is quelled.
  • Sima Yi passes away in Luoyang.
  • Sima Shi, Sima Yi's eldest son, inherits his father's authority.

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  • Peace and unity are finally restored in China, with the victories of the Wei Kingdom in the north. The ruling dynasty is worn out by war, and the kingdom is ruled by ministers on their behalf.

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  • The great pandemic of the Roman world strikes violently in Pontus on the Black Sea, and causes enormous loss of life in Alexandria, encouraging thousands to embrace Christianity.
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  • August 30Pope Sixtus II succeeds Pope Stephen I as the 24th pope.
  • Valerian's persecution of Christians begins: his edict orders bishops and priests to sacrifice according to the pagan rituals, and prohibits Christians, under penalty of death, from meeting at the tombs of their deceased.

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