Decades: 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC **280s BC** 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC

Years: 292 BC 291 BC 290 BC 289 BC 288 BC - **287 BC** - 286 BC 285 BC 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC

- Archimedes of Syracuse, mathematician and scientist

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