480 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
480 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar 480 BC
Ab urbe condita 274
Ancient Egypt era XXVII dynasty, 46
- Pharaoh Xerxes I of Persia, 6
Ancient Greek era 75th Olympiad (victor
Assyrian calendar 4271
Balinese saka calendar N/A
Bengali calendar −1072
Berber calendar 471
Buddhist calendar 65
Burmese calendar −1117
Byzantine calendar 5029–5030
Chinese calendar 庚申(Metal Monkey)
2217 or 2157
    — to —
辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2218 or 2158
Coptic calendar −763 – −762
Discordian calendar 687
Ethiopian calendar −487 – −486
Hebrew calendar 3281–3282
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat −423 – −422
 - Shaka Samvat N/A
 - Kali Yuga 2621–2622
Holocene calendar 9521
Iranian calendar 1101 BP – 1100 BP
Islamic calendar 1135 BH – 1134 BH
Javanese calendar N/A
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1854
Minguo calendar 2391 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar −1947
Thai solar calendar 63–64
Tibetan calendar 阳金猴年
(male Iron-Monkey)
−353 or −734 or −1506
    — to —
(female Iron-Rooster)
−352 or −733 or −1505
The Persian invasion of Greece in 480–479 BCE

Year 480 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 Cincinnatus (or, less frequently, year 274 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 480 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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  • Xerxes encourages the Carthaginians to attack the Greeks in Sicily. Under the Carthaginian military leader, Hamilcar, Carthage sends across a large army.
  • The Greek city of Himera in Sicily, in its quarrel with Akragas, enlists Carthaginian support. With the help of Gelo, the tyrant of Syracusae, and Theron of Akragas, the Carthaginians are defeated in the Battle of Himera. After the defeat, Hamilcar kills himself.

Persian empire[edit]

  • The Imperial treasury at the Persepolis Palace is completed after a building time of thirty years.

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