|Centuries:||4th century – 5th century – 6th century|
|Decades:||450s 460s 470s – 480s – 490s 500s 510s|
|Years:||485 486 487 – 488 – 489 490 491|
|488 by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishment and disestablishment categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Ab urbe condita||1241|
|Bahá'í calendar||-1356 – -1355|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
|Chinese calendar||丁卯年 (Fire Rabbit)
3184 or 3124
— to —
戊辰年 (Earth Dragon)
3185 or 3125
|- Vikram Samvat||544–545|
|- Shaka Samvat||410–411|
|- Kali Yuga||3589–3590|
|Igbo calendar||-512 – -511|
|Iranian calendar||134 BP – 133 BP|
|Islamic calendar||138 BH – 137 BH|
|Minguo calendar||1424 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||1031|
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Year 488 (CDLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Ecclesius and Sividius (or, less frequently, year 1241 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 488 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.
- Emperor Zeno regains power from the Roman Catholic usurper Leontius and the Isaurian patrician Illus, who are captured and executed, ending a 4-year rebellion (see 484).
- Zeno orders Theodoric the Great to overthrow his rival Odoacer, who has established himself as king of Italy (see 476). He marched with an Ostrogoth army to the West.
- According to the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, Hengist dies and is succeeded by his son Oisc as king of Kent.
- The Gepids capture Belgrade.
- Peter the Fuller is succeeded by Palladius as patriarch of Antioch.
- Fravitta becomes patriarch of Constantinople.
- Balash, king of the Persian Empire
- Hengest, leader of Kent
- Illus, Byzantine general
- Leontius, Byzantine usurper
- Peter the Fuller, patriarch of Antioch