463 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 490s BC  480s BC  470s BC  – 460s BC –  450s BC  440s BC  430s BC
Years: 466 BC 465 BC 464 BC463 BC462 BC 461 BC 460 BC
463 BC in other calendars
Gregorian calendar 463 BC
Ab urbe condita 291
Armenian calendar N/A
Assyrian calendar 4288
Bahá'í calendar −2306 – −2305
Bengali calendar −1055
Berber calendar 488
English Regnal year N/A
Buddhist calendar 82
Burmese calendar −1100
Byzantine calendar 5046–5047
Chinese calendar 丁丑(Fire Ox)
2234 or 2174
    — to —
戊寅年 (Earth Tiger)
2235 or 2175
Coptic calendar −746 – −745
Discordian calendar 704
Ethiopian calendar −470 – −469
Hebrew calendar 3298–3299
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −406 – −405
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2639–2640
Holocene calendar 9538
Igbo calendar −1462 – −1461
Iranian calendar 1084 BP – 1083 BP
Islamic calendar 1117 BH – 1116 BH
Japanese calendar N/A
Juche calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1871
Minguo calendar 2374 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 81

Year 463 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Priscus and Helva (or, less frequently, year 291 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 463 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


By place[edit]


  • The Senate and People of Rome appoint Gaius Aemilius Mamercus dictator.


  • In Athens, the democratic statesman Ephialtes and the young Pericles attempt to get the oligarchic Kimon ostracized for allegedly receiving bribes. Kimon is charged by Pericles and other democratic politicians with having been bribed not to attack the King of Macedonia (who may have been suspected of covertly helping the Thasian rebels). Though Kimon is acquitted, his influence on the Athenian people is waning.
  • Themistocles, who is in exile, approaches the Persian King Artaxerxes I seeking Persian help in regaining power in Athens. Artaxerxes is unwilling to help him, but instead gives him the satrapy of Magnesia.
  • After a two year siege, Thasos falls to the Athenians under Kimon who compels the Thasians to destroy their walls, surrender their ships, pay an indemnity and an annual contribution to Athens.