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Year 301
301
(CCCI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Postumius and Nepotianus (or, less frequently, year 1054 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 301
301
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[edit] By place[edit] Roman Empire[edit]

Emperor Diocletian
Diocletian
issues his Edict on Maximum Prices, which, rather than halting rampant inflation and stabilizing the economy, over time adds to inflationary pressures by flooding the economy with new coinage and by setting price limits too low. Diocletian
Diocletian
begins the construction of new roads in the Roman Empire. The Strata Diocletiana is built and lined with a series of forts (quadriburgia); it runs from the Gulf of Aqaba
Gulf of Aqaba
(Arabia) to the Euphrates.

Armenia[edit]

King Tiridates III of Armenia
Tiridates III of Armenia
proclaims Christianity as the official state religion, making Armenia
Armenia
the first nation to adopt Christianity as its official religion.[1][2][3][4][5] Construction of the original Etchmiadzin Cathedral
Etchmiadzin Cathedral
by Gregory the Illuminator
Gregory the Illuminator
begins.

Europe[edit]

September 3 – The republic of San Marino
San Marino
is established (traditional date).

Asia[edit]

February 3– May 30 Sima Lun
Sima Lun
briefly usurps the Jin dynasty.

Deaths[edit]

June 5 – Sima Lun, Chinese usurper (forced suicide)

References[edit]

^ C.W. Dugmore, The Journal of Ecclesiastical History (Cambridge University Press) p.268. ^ CNEWA.org ^ A. Dzh. (Arman Dzhonovich) Kirakosian, The Armenian Massacres, 1894–1896: 1894–1896 : U.S. media testimony, p.131. ^ OrientalOrthodox.org ^ Johann Christian Wilhelm Augusti, Georg Friedrich Heinrich Rheinwald, Carl Christian Friedrich Siegel, The Antiquities of the Christian C

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