Year 283 (CCLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Carus and Carinus (or, less frequently, year 1036 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 283 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium
283 in various calendars
Gregorian calendar283
Ab urbe condita1036
Assyrian calendar5033
Balinese saka calendar204–205
Bengali calendar−310
Berber calendar1233
Buddhist calendar827
Burmese calendar−355
Byzantine calendar5791–5792
Chinese calendar壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2979 or 2919
    — to —
癸卯年 (Water Rabbit)
2980 or 2920
Coptic calendar−1 – 0
Discordian calendar1449
Ethiopian calendar275–276
Hebrew calendar4043–4044
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat339–340
 - Shaka Samvat204–205
 - Kali Yuga3383–3384
Holocene calendar10283
Iranian calendar339 BP – 338 BP
Islamic calendar349 BH – 348 BH
Javanese calendar162–163
Julian calendar283
Korean calendar2616
Minguo calendar1629 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1185
Seleucid era594/595 AG
Thai solar calendar825–826
Tibetan calendar阳水虎年
(male Water-Tiger)
409 or 28 or −744
    — to —
(female Water-Rabbit)
410 or 29 or −743


By placeEdit

Roman EmpireEdit

  • Spring: Emperor Carus makes his son Carinus the Augustus in the west.
  • Exploiting the Persian civil war, Carus leaves Carinus in charge of much of the Roman Empire and, accompanied by his younger son Numerian, invades the Sassanid Empire. They sack Seleucia and Ctesiphon, the capital of the Persian kingdom, and they press on beyond the Tigris. For his victories, Carus receives the title of Persicus Maximus.
  • The officer Diocles, the future Emperor Diocletian, distinguishes himself in the war against the Persians.
  • Carinus campaigns with success in Britain and on the Rhine frontier.
  • Summer: Carus dies in mysterious circumstances during the war against the Persians. Various sources claim he died of illness, was struck by lightning or was killed in combat.
  • Carinus and Numerian succeed their father Carus. Numerian, who had accompanied his father into the Persian Empire, leads the army back to Roman territory.
  • The corrector Aurelius Julianus usurps power in Pannonia but is defeated by Carinus.

Persian EmpireEdit

  • The King of Kings Bahram II fights a civil war against his brother Hormizd, the king of Sakastan.

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