476 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
476 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar476 BC
Ab urbe condita278
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 50
- PharaohXerxes I of Persia, 10
Ancient Greek era76th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar4275
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1068
Berber calendar475
Buddhist calendar69
Burmese calendar−1113
Byzantine calendar5033–5034
Chinese calendar甲子年 (Wood Rat)
2221 or 2161
    — to —
乙丑年 (Wood Ox)
2222 or 2162
Coptic calendar−759 – −758
Discordian calendar691
Ethiopian calendar−483 – −482
Hebrew calendar3285–3286
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−419 – −418
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2625–2626
Holocene calendar9525
Iranian calendar1097 BP – 1096 BP
Islamic calendar1131 BH – 1130 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1858
Minguo calendar2387 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1943
Thai solar calendar67–68
Tibetan calendar阳木鼠年
(male Wood-Rat)
−349 or −730 or −1502
    — to —
(female Wood-Ox)
−348 or −729 or −1501

Year 476 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Rutilus and Structus (or, less frequently, year 278 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 476 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.


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  • Convicted in Sparta on the charge of accepting a bribe from the Aleudae family whilst leading an expedition to Thessaly against the family for their collaboration with the Persians, the Spartan King Leotychidas flees to the temple of Athena Alea in Tegea, Arcadia. A sentence of exile is passed upon him; his house is razed, and his grandson, Archidamus II, ascends the Spartan throne in his place.
  • Cimon of Athens increases his power at the expense of Themistocles. He ousts Pausanias and the Spartans from the area around the Bosporus. The Spartans, hearing that Pausanias is intriguing with the Persians, recall him and he is "disciplined".
  • Under the leadership of Kimon, the Delian League continues to fight Persia and to remove the Ionian cities from Persian administration. The conquest of Eion on the Strymon from Persia is led by Cimon.

By topic[edit]


  • The Greek poet Pindar visits Sicily and is made welcome at the courts of Theron of Acragas and Hieron I of Syracuse. They commission some of his greatest poetry. It is through these connections that Pindar's reputation spreads all over the Greek world.