Millennia: | 1st millennium BC |
Centuries: | 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC |
Decades: | 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC |
Years: | 499 BC 498 BC 497 BC 496 BC 495 BC 494 BC 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC |
Categories: | Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states Establishments - Disestablishments |
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Births[edit | edit source]
- 496 BC — Sophocles, Athenian dramatist and statesman
- c. 495 BC — Pericles, Athenian politician (d. 429 BC)
- c. 495 BC — Zeno of Elea, Greek philosopher (d. c. 430 BC)
- c. 490 BC — Empedocles, Greek philosopher (d. c. 430 BC)
- c. 490 BC — Phidias, Greek sculptor (d. c. 430 BC)
Deaths[edit | edit source]
- 498 BC — Amyntas I, king of Macedonia
- 496 BC — Pythagoras, Greek philosopher and mathematician
- 496 BC — Sun Tzu, military philosopher and author of The Art of War (most likely a colloquial date)
- 491 BC — Hippocrates, Tyrant of Gela
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