The 260s decade ran from January 1, 260, to December 31, 269.

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260

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PersiaEdit
ChinaEdit

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Arts and sciencesEdit
  • Earliest known date of chess.
ReligionEdit

261Edit

By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit
KoreaEdit
  • Michu ascends the Silla throne, becoming the first king of the long Kim line.

262Edit

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Roman EmpireEdit

263Edit

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Roman EmpireEdit
ChinaEdit

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Arts and sciencesEdit

264Edit

By placeEdit

ChinaEdit

265Edit

By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit
  • Emperor Gallienus tries twice to crush the usurper Postumus, but on the first occasion Aureolus, commander of the elite cavalry, carelessly lets him escape. The second time, Gallienus sustains an arrow wound and has to break off his siege of a Gallic town where Postumus has holed up. He makes no other serious attempt to overcome his rival, instead devoting his attention to the political and military problems in the Danube and eastern parts of the Roman Empire.
  • Postumus makes no move to march on Rome and claim his territory south of Gaul.
  • Gallienus gives the order to fortify Milan and Verona.
  • Gallienus repels the invasion of the Goths in the Balkans.
  • A general of Gallienus' army, Victorinus, defects to Postumus.

266Edit

By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit
  • King Odaenathus of Palmyra invades Persia to conquer the capital, Ctesiphon, and twice comes as far as the walls of the Persian capital, but fails to take it.[1][2][3] After his victories in the East he pronounces himself with the title "king of kings".
IrelandEdit
ChinaEdit
  • February 4Sima Yan, regent of the Chinese state of Cao Wei, forces the last Cao Wei emperor Cao Huan to abdicate in his favour. The Cao Wei state's existence comes to an end. Sima Yan establishes the Jin dynasty and becomes its first emperor on 8 February, and is historically known as "Emperor Wu of Jin". He establishes his capital at Luoyang and gives his male relatives independent military commands throughout his empire.

267Edit

Roman EmpireEdit

Near EastEdit

268Edit

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Roman EmpireEdit
EuropeEdit

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ReligionEdit

269Edit

By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit
Eastern Roman Empire and EgyptEdit

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ReligionEdit

Significant peopleEdit

BirthsEdit

260

261

265

266

269

DeathsEdit

260

261

262

  • Ji Kang, Chinese writer, poet, Taoist philosopher, musician and alchemist (b. 223)
  • Valerian, Roman emperor (in captivity)

263

264

265

266

  • Wang Chen, Chinese official and historian
  • Wang Fan, Chinese official, mathematician and astronomer (b. 228)

267

268

269


ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Who's Who in the Roman World By John Hazel
  2. ^ Babylonia Judaica in the Talmudic Period By A'haron Oppenheimer, Benjamin H. Isaac, Michael Lecker
  3. ^ The New Encyclopædia Britannica
  4. ^ a b "Saint Dionysius | pope". Encyclopedia Britannica. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  5. ^ Wise, Leonard F.; Hansen, Mark Hillary; Egan, E. W. (2005). Kings, Rulers, and Statesmen. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc. p. 142. ISBN 978-1-4027-2592-0.
  6. ^ "Lu Ji's (261–303) Essay on Literature dated 1544 and 1547". www.metmuseum.org. Retrieved 5 January 2020.
  7. ^ Ermatinger, James W. (2018). The Roman Empire: A Historical Encyclopedia [2 volumes]. ABC-CLIO. p. 245. ISBN 978-1-4408-3809-5.