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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 220s  230s  240s  – 250s –  260s  270s  280s
Years: 250 251 252 – 253254 255 256
Gallienus bust
Emperor Gallienus

Year 253 (CCLIII) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

  • Period of the Thirty Tyrants in the Roman empire.
  • Aemilianus is called "enemy of the State" by the Roman Senate.
  • Aemilianus rules for 3 months the Roman Empire. He promises to fight in Thrace and goes to war against Persia. The Senate gives him the rank of Pontifex Maximus.
  • Aemilianus is murdered at Spoletium. Publius Valerianus made new emperor by the Rhine legions.
  • Valerianus I splits the Roman Empire in two.
  • Battle of Barbalissos: King Shapur I, defeats the Roman army (70,000 men) under Valerianus I at Barbalissos in Syria.

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Religion

Births

Deaths

  • Pope Cornelius
  • Aemilianus, Roman emperor
  • Trebonianus Gallus, Roman emperor
  • Volusianus, Roman emperor
  • Saint Babylas, Patriarch of Antioch
  • Fei Yi, general-in-chief of the Shu Kingdom
  • Zhuge Ke, son of Zhuge Jin, nephew of Zhuge Liang, officer of the Wu Kingdom (b. 203)
  • Sun He, son of Sun Quan
  • Ehe Shaoge, a general of Qiang
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