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Year 221
221
(CCXXI ) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar
Julian calendar
. At the time, it was known as the YEAR OF THE CONSULSHIP OF GRATUS AND VITELLIUS (or, less frequently, YEAR 974 AB URBE CONDITA ). The denomination 221
221
for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.

EVENTS

BY PLACE

Roman Empire

* June 26 – Emperor Elagabalus
Elagabalus
adopts his cousin Alexander Severus as his heir and receives the title of Caesar . * July – Elagabalus
Elagabalus
is forced to divorce Aquilia Severa
Aquilia Severa
and marries his third wife Annia Faustina
Annia Faustina
. After five months he returns to Severa and claims that the original divorce is invalid. The marriage is symbolic, because Elagabalus
Elagabalus
appears to be homosexual or bisexual . According to the historian Cassius Dio , he has a stable relationship with his chariot driver, the slave Hierocles .

Asia

* May 15 Liu Bei
Liu Bei
, Chinese warlord and descendant of the royal family of the Han Dynasty
Han Dynasty
, proclaims himself emperor in Sichuan
Sichuan
and establishes the Kingdom of Shu Han
Shu Han
. Three kingdoms
Three kingdoms
arise – the Wei in the north, the Wu in the south and the Shu Han
Shu Han
in the west.

BIRTHS

* Yang Hu
Yang Hu
, general of the Jaén Dynasty (d. 278 ) * Liu Ling , Chinese poet and scholar (d. 300
300
)

DEATHS

* August 4 Lady Zhen (forced to commit suicide by Cao Pi
Cao Pi
) (b. 183
183
) * Gongsun Kang , general of Wei * Mi Zhu , advisor of Liu Bei
Liu Bei
(b. 165
165
) * Yu Jin , general under Cao Cao
Cao Cao
* Zhang Fei
Zhang Fei
, general of Shu (assassinated by his subordinates Fan Qiang (范彊) and Zhang Da (張達)) (b. 167
167
)

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