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Eastern Hemisphere at the beginning of the 2nd century AD.
Eastern Hemisphere at the end of the 2nd century AD.
Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century · 2nd century · 3rd century
Decades: 100s 110s 120s 130s 140s
150s 160s 170s 180s 190s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
EstablishmentsDisestablishments

The 2nd century is the period from 101 to 200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period

Early in the century, the Roman Empire attained its greatest expansion under the emperor Trajan, but after his death became primarily defensive for the rest of its history. Much prosperity took place throughout the empire at this time, ruled as it were by the Five Good Emperors, a succession of just and able rulers. This period also saw the removal of the Jews from Jerusalem during the reign of Hadrian after Bar Kokhba's revolt. The last quarter of the century saw the end of the period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana at the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, last of the "Five Good Emperors", and the accession of his ineffective and deranged son Commodus.

Although the Han Dynasty of China was firmly cemented into power and extended its imperial influence into Central Asia during the first half of the century, by the second half there was widespread corruption and open rebellion. This set in motion its ultimate decline, until it was overthrown in 220.

Contents

Events

Pieces of Hadrian's Wall remain near Greenhead and along the route, though large sections have been dismantled over the years to use the stones for various nearby construction projects.

Significant people

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • Cai Lun of China invents paper (c. 105)
  • Ptolemy compiles a catalogue of all stars visible to the naked eye. He also compiles three of the most influential books in western history:
  • the Almagest which becomes the basis for western and Middle Eastern astronomy until the time of Copernicus and Kepler;
  • the astrological treatise, Tetrabiblos;
  • and the Geographia


Decades and years

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Decades: 100s 110s 120s 130s 140s
150s 160s 170s 180s 190s
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The 2nd century is the period from 101 to 200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian/Common Era. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period

Early in the century, the Roman Empire attained its greatest expansion under the emperor Trajan, but after his death became primarily defensive for the rest of its history. Much prosperity took place throughout the empire at this time, ruled as it were by the Five Good Emperors, a succession of just and able rulers. This period also saw the removal of the Jews from Jerusalem during the reign of Hadrian after Bar Kokhba's revolt. The last quarter of the century saw the end of the period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana at the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, last of the "Five Good Emperors", and the accession of his ineffective and deranged son Commodus.

Although the Han Dynasty of China was firmly cemented into power and extended its imperial influence into Central Asia during the first half of the century, by the second half there was widespread corruption and open rebellion. This set in motion its ultimate decline, until it was overthrown in 220.

Contents

Events

It was from 100-200 AD.

Significant people

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • Cai Lun of China invents paper (c. 105)
  • Ptolemy compiles a catalogue of all stars visible to the naked eye. He also compiles three of the most influential books in western history:
  • the Almagest which becomes the basis for western and Middle Eastern astronomy until the time of Copernicus and Kepler;
  • the astrological treatise, Tetrabiblos;
  • and the Geographia


Decades and years


Genealogy

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Millennium: 1st millennium
Centuries: 1st century · 2nd century · 3rd century
Decades: 100s 110s 120s 130s 140s
150s 160s 170s 180s 190s
Categories: BirthsDeaths
Establishments – Disestablishments
Eastern Hemisphere in 200 AD.

The 2nd century is the period from 101 to 200 in accordance with the Julian calendar in the Christian Era. It is considered part of the Classical era, epoch, or historical period

Early in the century, the Roman Empire attained its greatest expansion under the emperor Trajan, but after his death became primarily defensive for the rest of its history. Much prosperity took place throughout the empire at this time, ruled as it were by the Five Good Emperors, a succession of just and able rulers. This period also saw the removal of the Jews from Jerusalem during the reign of Hadrian after Bar Kokhba's revolt. The last quarter of the century saw the end of the period of peace and prosperity known as the Pax Romana at the death of the emperor Marcus Aurelius, last of the "Five Good Emperors", and the accession of his ineffective and deranged son Commodus.

Although the Han Dynasty of China was firmly cemented into power and extended its imperial influence into Central Asia during the first half of the century, by the second half there was widespread corruption and open rebellion. This set in motion its ultimate decline, until it was overthrown in 220.

Contents

Events

File:Hadrian's wall at Greenhead Lough.jpg
Pieces of Hadrian's Wall remain near Greenhead and along the route, though large sections have been dismantled over the years to use the stones for various nearby construction projects.

Significant persons

Inventions, discoveries, introductions

  • Cai Lun of China invents paper (c. 105)
  • Ptolemy compiles a catalogue of all stars visible to the naked eye. He also compiles three of the most influential books in western history:
  • the Almagest which becomes the basis for western and Middle Eastern astronomy until the time of Copernicus and Kepler;
  • the astrological treatise, Tetrabiblos;
  • and the Geographia



Decades and Years

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Centuries: 1st century - '2nd century' - 3rd century
Decades: 100s 110s 120s 130s 140s 150s 160s 170s 180s 190s

The 2nd century is the century from 101 to 200.

Decades and years

Note: years before or after the 2nd century are in italics.

90s 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99
100s 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109
110s 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119
120s 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129
130s 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139
140s 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149
150s 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159
160s 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169
170s 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179
180s 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189
190s 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198 199
200s 200 201 202 203 204 205 206 207 208 209


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