Puneet Varma (Editor)


Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit

Year 200 (CC) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Severus and Victorinus (or, less frequently, year 953 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 200 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.



  • Human population reaches about 257 million.
  • Roman Empire

  • Emperor Septimius Severus visits the provinces of Syria, Palestine, and Arabia.
  • Palestine, benefiting from the benevolent policies of Severus, sees a significant economic revival.
  • The province of Numidia is taken from the African proconsul and made an Imperial province.
  • India

  • Rudrasena I, Saka ruler of the Western Satrap dynasty, becomes king of Malwa in ancient India.
  • Asia

  • Chinese warlord Cao Cao defeats Yuan Shao in the Battle of Guandu.
  • In Japan, Himiko, whose capital is situated in Yamatai, extends her authority over a number of clans.
  • America

  • The Classic Age of Maya civilization begins (around this year).
  • The Paracas culture in the Andes comes to an end (around this year).
  • Art

  • The Severan Tondo, depicting Septimius Severus, Julia Domna and their children Geta and Caracalla, from Fayum, Egypt, is made. It is now kept at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Antikensammlung.
  • Religion

  • Jewish Eretz Yisraeli scholar Judah ha-Nasi compiles tracts of the Mishnah, beginning the creation of Talmudic law.
  • Clement of Alexandria denounces the use of musical instruments to support human voices in Christian music.
  • Brahmanism evolves into Hinduism (approximate date).
  • Births

  • Fei Yi, an official of Shu Han (approximate date) (d. 253)
  • Ma Jun (d. 265)
  • Wang Ling, general of Wei (d. 251)
  • Zhou Fang, general of Wu (d. 240)
  • Diophantus, Greek mathematician
  • Marcus Claudius Tacitus, Roman Emperor (d. 276)
  • Valerian I, Roman Emperor (d. 260/264
  • Deaths

  • Sun Ce, elder brother of the founder of the Wu Kingdom, Sun Quan (b. 175)
  • Chunyu Qiong (executed by Yuan Shao)
  • Dong Cheng (executed by Cao Cao)
  • Gan Ji, Taoist priest (executed by Sun Ce)
  • Han Juzi, general under Yuan Shao
  • Ji Ping (executed by Cao Cao)
  • Ju Shou, officer of Yuan Shao
  • Lü Weihuang
  • Sui Gu
  • Sui Yuanjin
  • Tian Feng (executed by Yuan Shao)
  • Wen Chou, general under Yuan Shao
  • Xu Gong, governor (executed by Sun Ce)
  • Yan Liang, general under Yuan Shao
  • Zheng Xuan, Chinese scholar (b. 127)
  • References

    200 Wikipedia

    Similar Topics
    200 (South Park)
    The Promise (2005 film)
    Michailas Anisimovas