|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC|
|Decades:||490s BC 480s BC 470s BC - 460s BC - 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC|
|Years:||469 BC 468 BC 467 BC 466 BC 465 BC|
464 BC 463 BC 462 BC 461 BC 460 BC
|Categories:||Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- 468 BC — Sophocles, Greek playwright, defeats Aeschylus for the Athenian Prize.
- 468 BC — Antium captured by Roman forces.
- 468 BC Zhou Zhen Ding Wang becomes King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 466 BC Delian League defeats Persia at the Battle of Eurymedon.
- 466 BC — The Greek colony of Taras, in Magna Graecia, is defeated by Iapyges, a native population of ancient Apulia; Tarentine monarchy falls, with the installation of a democracy and the expulsion of the Pythagoreans.
- 465 BC — King Xerxes I of the Persian Empire is murdered by Artabanus the Hyrcanian. He is succeeded by Artaxerxes I, possibly with Artabanus acting as Regent.
- 465 BC — Thasos revolts from the Delian League.
- 464 BC — An earthquake in ancient Sparta, Greece leads to a Helot uprising and strained relations with Athens, one of the factors that lead to the Peloponnesian War.
- 464 BC — Regent King Artabanus of Persia is killed by his charge Artaxerxes I.
- 464 BC — Third Messenian war.
- 462 BC — The revolt of Thasos against the Delian League comes to an end with their surrender.
- 461 BC — Athenian politician Cimon is ostracized.
- 460 BC — Egypt revolts against Persia, starting a six year war. An Athenian force sent to attack Cyprus is diverted to support this revolt.
- 460 BC — Cincinnatus becomes consul of the Roman Republic.
Births[edit | edit source]
- c. 469 BC — Aspasia of Miletus, mistress of Pericles of Athens (d. c. 406 BC)
- 460 BC — Democritus of Abdera, Greek philosopher (d. 370 BC)
- 460 BC — Hippocrates of Cos, Greek physician (d. 377 BC)
- 460 BC — Thucydides, Greek historian (d. 395 BC)
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- 469 BC — Zhou Yuan Wang/Ji Ren, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China
- 469 BC — Leotychides, king of Sparta
- 469 BC — Simonides of Ceos, Greek lyric poet
- 468 BC — Aristides, Athenian statesman
- 465 Xerxes I, king of Persia (murdered)
- 464 BC — Artabanus of Persia, Regent King for Artaxerxes I
- 461 BC — Ephialtes, leader of the radical democrats, assassinated
- 460 BC — Epicharmus, Greek poet (b. 550 BC)
- 460 BC — Panini, Hindu Indian grammarian (b. 520 BC)
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