- Gordian I becomes Roman Emperors, with his son Gordian II. They rule 36 days.
- Pupienus and Balbinus become Roman Emperors.
- Ancient Town of Aquileia took the side of senate against Roman Emperor Maximinus Thrax
- Gordian III becomes Roman Emperor on the deaths of Pupienus and Balbinus.
- Future Roman Emperor Valerian became princeps senatus.