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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 210s  220s  230s  – 240s –  250s  260s  270s
Years: 240 241 242243 – 244 245 246

Year 243 (CCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.


By place

Roman Empire

  • Battle of Resaena: A Roman army under Timesitheus defeats the Persians at Resaena (Syria). King Shapur I must run away to the Euphrates.
  • Timesitheus becomes ill and dies under suspicious circumstances. Shapur I goes back to Persia.
  • Emperor Gordian III picks Philip the Arab as his new praetorian prefect.


  • Sun Liang, emperor of the Chinese Kingdom of Wu (d. 260)


  • Gu Yong, minister of Wu (b. 168)
  • Kan Ze, advisor of Wu
  • Timesitheus, advisor and praetorian prefect (b. 190)

See also

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