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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 240s  250s  260s  – 270s –  280s  290s  300s
Years: 271 272 273 – 274 – 275 276 277
Coin of Tetricus I
Coin of Tetricus I

Year 274 (CCLXXIV) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.


By place

Roman Empire

  • Battle of Châlons: Emperor Aurelian reconquers the Gallic Empire.
  • Rome calls Aurelian "Restorer of the World".
  • Aurelian makes an important change of Roman currency.
  • December 25 – Aurelian has a temple dedicated to Sol Invictus. This religion becomes the state religion of Rome.


  • The Kingdom of Aksum gets great wealth thanks to its control of Red Sea trade.

By topic



  • Japanese shipwrights build a 100-foot oar-powered vessel for Emperor Ōjin. The Japanese will not use sails for another 7 centuries.


  • Li Xiong, first emperor of Cheng Han (d. 334)
  • Shi Le, founder and emperor of the Chinese Jie state (d. 333)


See also

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