480 a.C.

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July 5, 2022

480 BC (CDLXXX BC in Roman numerals) is a year of the 5th century BC.

Events

August 20: The Spartan army, commanded by King Leonidas I, stops the Persians at Thermopylae Athens: the Persians destroy and plunder the city of Athens (Persian reclamation) September 29: Salamis: In the battle of Salamis the Athenians destroy the Persian fleet Sicily: battle of Imera between Carthage and the allied cities of Agrigento and Syracuse for the dominion of the island; resounding Siceliot victory, which will lead to a long peace Rome: consuls Marco Fabio Vibulano (at the second consulate) and Gneo Manlio Cincinnato. very hard battle between Romans and Etruscans in the Battle of Veio Battle of Imera: the Greeks defeat the Carthaginians.

Born

Antiphon of Ramnunte, Athenian orator († 411 BC) Dionisio Calco, Athenian poet and orator

Deaths

August 10 - Eurytus of Sparta, Spartan soldier September 23 - Ariabigne, Persian general Demophilus, ancient Greek military Pantite, Spartan soldier Damasitimo Hamilcar I, Carthaginian leader Ephialtes of Trachis, ancient Greek military Leonidas I, Spartan ruler Quinto Fabio Vibulano, Roman politician and military Gneo Manlio Cincinnato, Roman politician and military man

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