250 in history

250 events chronologically

Jan 20 Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Pope Fabian is martyred

Died in 250

Jan 20 Pope Fabian the Bishop of Rome from 10 January 236 to his death in 250, succeeding Anterus. He is famous for the miraculous nature of his election, in which a dove is said to have descended on his head to mark him as the Holy Spirit's unexpected choice to become the next pope. He was succeeded by Cornelius