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220s

Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 190s 200s 210s220s230s 240s 250s
Years: 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229
Categories: BirthsDeathsArchitecture
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

This is a list of events occurring in the 220s, ordered by year.

220

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Religion

  • The Wei Dynasty will give official recognition to Daoism (Taoism) as its religious sect, and the sect's celestial masters will reciprocate by giving spiritual approbation to the Wei as successors to the Han. By the end of the century most powerful families in northern China will subscribe the Daoist principles.

221

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

222

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Commerce

  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 35 percent under emperor Alexander Severus, down from 43 percent under Elagabalus.

Religion

  • October 14Pope Callixtus I is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he has stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Urban I.

223

By place

Asia


224

By place

Parthia

225

By place

Roman Empire

By topic

Arts and Science

226

By place

Asia

  • June 29Cao Pi dies after an illness, his son Cao Rui succeeds him as emperor of the Kingdom of Wei.
  • King Ardashir I, ruler of the Sassanid dynasty, defeats Artabanus V and is crowned "King of Kings" of the Persian Empire. Beginning of the 400 year-reign of the Sassanid Empire.
  • The Empire of Parthia falls.
  • A merchant from the Roman Empire called "Qin Lun" by the Chinese, arrives in Jiaozhi (modern Hanoi) and is taken to see Sun Quan, king of Eastern Wu, who requests him to make a report on his native country and people. He is given an escort for the return trip including a present of ten male and ten female "blackish-coloured dwarfs." However, the officer in charge of the Chinese escort dies and Qin Lun has to continue his journey home alone.[2]

227

By place

Roman Empire

Ireland

Persia

228

Roman Empire

Asia

229

By place

Roman Empire

Asia

By topic

Arts and sciences


Significant people

Births

Deaths

References

  1. ^ Stratton, J.M. (1969). Agricultural Records. John Baker.  
  2. ^ WeilueAn annotated translation of the
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