Carpiansinvade Moesia; Emperor Maximinus Thraxcampaigns against them.
* In spite of the payment of a tribute, the Romans fail to persuade the Goths and the Carpians to withdraw from Moesia.
March 7— Gordian Iand Gordian IIbecome Roman Emperors. They rule for 36 days (until their deaths on April 12).
April 22— Pupienus and Balbinusbecome Roman Emperors.
* The town of
Aquileiatakes the side of Roman Senateagainst Maximinus Thrax and he is executed by the Praetorian Guard.
July 29— Gordian IIIbecomes Emperor on the deaths of Pupienus and Balbinus.
* Future Roman Emperor Valerian becomes "
Colosseumis restored after being damaged.
Goths, coming from Ukraine, cross the Danubeand devastate the Empire up to the border with Anatolia.
North Africa, Legio III "Augusta", is dissolved. Until its reconstitution in 253, Africa is defended by auxiliary troops only.
Empress Yang Yan, the first wife of Emperor Wu(d. 274)
Wen Yang(d. 291)
April 12— Roman emperors Gordian I( suicide) and Gordian II(killed in battle)
June 24— Maximinus Thrax, Roman Emperor
July 29— Pupienus and Balbinus, Roman Emperors
Gongsun Yuan, general of Kingdom of Wei
Lun Zhi, general of Kingdom of Wei
Jia Fan, general of Kingdom of Wei
* Chosroes I, King of Armenia (assassinated)
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