480 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 6th century BC5th century BC4th century BC
Decades: 510s BC  500s BC  490s BC  – 480s BC –  470s BC  460s BC  450s BC
Years: 483 BC 482 BC 481 BC480 BC479 BC 478 BC 477 BC
480 BC in other 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
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 2622–2623
Holocene calendar 9521
Iranian calendar 1101 BP – 1100 BP
Islamic calendar 1135 BH – 1134 BH
Julian calendar N/A
Korean calendar 1854
Minguo calendar 2391 before ROC
Thai solar calendar 63–64
The Persian invasion of Greece in 480–479 BCE

Year 480 BCE 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 BCE 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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Roman Republic[edit]


  • 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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