180s

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The 180s decade ran from January 1, 180, to December 31, 189.

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180

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Arts and sciences[edit]
  • In his Methodus Medendo, Greek physician Galen describes the connection between paralysis and the severing of the spinal cord.
  • Galen's popular work on hygiene is published.
Religion[edit]

181[edit]

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182[edit]

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183[edit]

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184[edit]

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  • The Yellow Turban Rebellion and Liang Province Rebellion break out in China.
  • The Disasters of the Partisan Prohibitions ends.
  • Zhang Jue leads the peasant revolt against Emperor Ling of the Eastern Han dynasty. Heading for the capital of Luoyang, his massive and undisciplined army (360,000 men), burns and destroys government offices and outposts.
  • June – Emperor Ling places his brother-in-law, He Jin, in command of the imperial army and sends them to attack the Yellow Turban rebels.
  • Winter – Zhang Jue dies of illness while his brothers Zhang Bao and Zhang Liang are killed in battles against Han imperial forces. The Yellow Turban rebels become scattered.
  • Last (6th) year of Guanghe era and start of Zhongping era of the Eastern Han dynasty.
  • King Gogukcheon (Gaonanwu) of Goguryeo (Gaogouli) pushes Chinese armies all the way back to Liaodong.
  • Beolhyu of Silla ascends the throne.


185[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]
  • Nobles of Britain demand that Commodus rescind all power given to Tigidius Perennis, who is eventually executed.
  • Publius Helvius Pertinax is made governor of Britain and quells a mutiny of the British Roman legions who wanted him to become emperor. The disgruntled usurpers go on to attempt to assassinate the governor.
  • Tigidius Perennis, his family and many others are executed for conspiring against Commodus.
  • Emperor Commodus drains Rome's treasury to put on gladiatorial spectacles and confiscates property to support his pleasures. He participates as a gladiator and boasts of victory in 1,000 matches in the Circus Maximus.
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186[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]
  • Peasants in Gaul stage an anti-tax uprising under Maternus.
  • Attempted assassination of Roman governor Pertinax by British usurpers.
New Zealand[edit]
  • The Hatepe volcanic eruption extends Lake Taupo and makes skies red across the world. However, recent radiocarbon dating by R. Sparks has put the date at 233 AD ± 13 (95% confidence).


187[edit]

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188[edit]

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Asia[edit]
  • Queen Himiko (aka Pimiko) is said to have begun her reign in Japan.


189[edit]

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Roman Empire[edit]
  • Plague (possibly smallpox) kills as many as 2,000 people per day in Rome. Farmers are unable to harvest their crops and food shortages bring riots in the city.
Asia[edit]

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Arts and sciences[edit]
  • Galen publishes his "Treatise on the various temperaments" (aka On the Elements According to Hippocrates).
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