|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||6th century BC – 5th century BC – 4th century BC|
|Decades:||510s BC 500s BC 490s BC – 480s BC – 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC|
|Years:||486 BC 485 BC 484 BC – 483 BC – 482 BC 481 BC 480 BC|
|483 BC by topic|
|Gregorian calendar||483 BC|
|Ab urbe condita||271|
|Ancient Egypt era||XXVII dynasty, 43|
|- Pharaoh||Xerxes I of Persia, 3|
|Ancient Greek era||74th Olympiad, year 2|
|Chinese calendar||丁巳年 (Fire Snake)
2214 or 2154
— to —
戊午年 (Earth Horse)
2215 or 2155
|Coptic calendar||−766 – −765|
|Ethiopian calendar||−490 – −489|
|- Vikram Samvat||−426 – −425|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2619–2620|
|Iranian calendar||1104 BP – 1103 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1138 BH – 1137 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2394 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||60–61|
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Year 483 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Vibulanus and Potitus (or, less frequently, year 271 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 483 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.
- Xerxes I of Persia is encouraged by his cousin and brother-in-law, Mardonius, supported by a strong party of exiled Greeks, to take revenge for the defeat that Darius I suffered at the hands of the Greeks at Marathon in 490 BC. In response, Xerxes prepares for a major expedition to crush the Greeks. To avoid a repeat of the significant losses to the Persian fleet that occurred in 492 BC, Xerxes has a canal cut through the promontory of Mount Athos.
- The Athenian archon Themistocles realises that the Greeks need to be able to beat the Persians at sea. To carry out this strategy, however, Athens needs far more warships (that is to say the newly developed, specialised triremes) than the 70 it has. Themistocles is initially opposed by other Athenian leaders. However, when the state-owned silver mines at Laurium become the site of a rich strike, Themistocles persuades the assembly, instead of "declaring a dividend," to devote the whole surplus to increasing the navy to a proposed 200 ships.
- The Buddhist relics are divided into 8 portions and placed in 8 reliquaries. Each reliquary is then encased in its own burial mound, called stupa. King Ashoka opens the original 8 stupas and divides their relics among many more stupas, probably including the one at Sanchi (approximate date).
- Gelo, the tyrant of Syracuse conquers the nearby Sicilian cities of Euboea and Megara Hyblaea, selling their common people into slavery and bringing their oligarchs to Syracuse.