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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 200s  210s  220s  – 230s –  240s  250s  260s
Years: 235 236 237 – 238239 240 241
Gordian I Musei Capitolini MC475
Emperor Gordian I

Year 238 (CCXXXVIII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

  • The Cao Wei general Sima Yi destroys the northeastern Chinese warlord Gongsun Yuan.

Births

  • Empress Yang Yan, first wife of Emperor Wu (d. 274)
  • Wen Yang, general of the Kingdom of Wei (d. 291)

Deaths

  • April 12Roman emperors Gordian I (suicide) and Gordian II (killed in battle)
  • June 24Maximinus Thrax, Roman Emperor
  • Maximinus the Younger, Roman Emperor
  • July 29 – Pupienus and Balbinus, Roman Emperors
  • Gongsun Yuan, warlord of Liaodong
  • Lun Zhi, general of Liaodong
  • Jia Fan, advisor Liaodong
  • Chosroes I, King of Armenia (assassinated)
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