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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 240s  250s  260s  – 270s –  280s  290s  300s
Years: 273 274 275 – 276277 278 279
Probus Musei Capitolini MC493
Emperor Probus

Year 276 (CCLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

  • Emperor Tacitus doubled the silver content of the Roman currency.
  • Marcus Annius Florianus defeats the Goths and Alans who have invaded Asia Minor. Tacitus dies of illness or is murdered at Tyana in Cappadocia.
  • Florianus becomes Roman Emperor. He stops his battles against the Heruli and marches from the Bosporus. He has support from the Roman legions in Britain, Gaul, Spain and Italy. No one is the winner in a battle with Marcus Aurelius Probus in Cilicia.
  • Florianus keeps power for some weeks. Then he is assassinated by his own troops near Tarsus (Turkey). Probus, age 44, is the new Emperor of Rome.
  • Probus picks Marcus Aurelius Carus to Prefect of the Praetorian Guard.

Asia

  • King Bahram I of Persia dies after a 3-year reign. He is succeeded by his son Bahram II.
  • Reign of Mahasena in Ceylon. He tries to introduce Mahayana Buddhism to the country.

By topic

Religion

  • Mani, a sage from Persia, dies at Gundeshapur.

Births

  • Gregory the Elder, bishop of Nazianzus (approximate date)
  • Guo Pu, Chinese writer (d. 324)
  • Jin Yuandi, emperor of the Jin Dynasty (d. 323)
  • Wang Dao, statesman of the Jin Dynasty (d. 339)

Deaths


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