2nd century

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Global territorial situation in the 2nd century

The 2nd century began on January 1, 101 and ended on December 31, 200 .

In the Mediterranean, it falls into the ancient era .

Age / Epoch

Events / developments

Politics and social order

Wars and Revolutions

Culture, art, economy and social issues


Some of the personalities listed were born towards the end of the last century and are still listed here; others were born in this century but will not appear until the next century. This is due to the fact that the criterion for inclusion was not whether the year of birth falls in this century, but whether the main work and activity of the person took place in this century. Of course, a clear delimitation of this type is not always possible.

Science, research, inventions and discoveries


Web links

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