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Centuries: 2nd century3rd century4th century
Decades: 190s  200s  210s  – 220s –  230s  240s  250s
Years: 219 220 221222223 224 225
222 by topic
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222 in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 222
Ab urbe condita 975
Assyrian calendar 4972
Bengali calendar −371
Berber calendar 1172
Buddhist calendar 766
Burmese calendar −416
Byzantine calendar 5730–5731
Chinese calendar 辛丑(Metal Ox)
2918 or 2858
    — to —
壬寅年 (Water Tiger)
2919 or 2859
Coptic calendar −62 – −61
Discordian calendar 1388
Ethiopian calendar 214–215
Hebrew calendar 3982–3983
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat 278–279
 - Shaka Samvat 144–145
 - Kali Yuga 3323–3324
Holocene calendar 10222
Iranian calendar 400 BP – 399 BP
Islamic calendar 412 BH – 411 BH
Julian calendar 222
Korean calendar 2555
Minguo calendar 1690 before ROC
Seleucid era 533/534 AG
Thai solar calendar 764–765

Year 222 (CCXXII) was a common 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 Antoninus and Severus (or, less frequently, year 975 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 222 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.


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  • The silver content of the Roman denarius falls to 35 percent under emperor Alexander Severus, down from 43 percent under Elagabalus.[citation needed]


  • October 14Pope Callixtus I is killed by a mob in Rome's Trastevere after a 5-year reign in which he has stabilized the Saturday fast three times per year, with no food, oil, or wine to be consumed on those days. Callixtus is succeeded by cardinal Urban I.