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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 260s  270s  280s  – 290s –  300s  310s  320s
Years: 288 289 290 – 291 – 292 293 294
JinJar
Hunping jar of the Jin Dynasty

Year 291 (CCXCI) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Julian calendar.

Events

By place

Roman Empire

China

  • War of the Eight Princes: After the death of Emperor Sima Yan a civil war starts among the princes and dukes of the Jin Dynasty.

Births

  • Li Xiu, female general during the Jin Dynasty
  • Saint Agnes, Christian martyress (d. c. 304)
  • Saint Hilarion, anchorite and saint (d. 371)
  • Saint Philomena, Christian martyress (d. c. 304)

Deaths

  • Sima Liang, regent during the rule of Sima Yan
  • Sima Wei, prince during the Jin Dynasty (b. 271)
  • Wei Guan, general of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 220)
  • Wen Yang, general of the Kingdom of Wei (b. 238)
  • Yang Jun, official during the rule of Sima Yan
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