|Centuries:||2nd century – 3rd century – 4th century|
|Decades:||210s 220s 230s – 240s – 250s 260s 270s|
|Years:||240 241 242 – 243 – 244 245 246|
Year 243 (CCXLIII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Julian calendar.
Events[change | change source]
By place[change | change source]
Roman Empire[change | change source]
- Battle of Resaena: A Roman army under Timesitheus defeats the Persians at Resaena (Syria). King Shapur I must run away to the Euphrates.
- Timesitheus becomes ill and dies under suspicious circumstances. Shapur I goes back to Persia.
- Emperor Gordian III picks Philip the Arab as his new praetorian prefect.
Births[change | change source]
- Sun Liang, emperor of the Chinese Kingdom of Wu (d. 260)