The Number 279: Properties and MeaningsPrime Factors of 279=3x3x31.
279 Thule is a very large Main belt asteroid named after the ultimate northern land of Thule.
The Year 279 ADIn the year 279 AD Rabbi Yochanan bar Nafcha, compiler of the Jerusalem Talmud, died.
In the year 279 AD Sima Ying, prince of Jin Dynasty, was born.
In the year 279 AD Probus defeated the Burgundians and the Vandals. (Balkans).