|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC|
|Decades:||620s BC 610s BC 600s BC - 590s BC - 580s BC 570s BC 560s BC|
|Years:||599 BC 598 BC 597 BC 596 BC 595 BC|
594 BC 593 BC 592 BC 591 BC 590 BC
|Categories:||Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- 599 BC — Vardhamana Mahavira, last Tirthankar of Jainism is born.
- 598 BC — Jehoiachin succeeds Jehoiakim as King of Judah.
- March 16, 597 BC — Babylonians capture Jerusalem, replace Jehoiachin with Zedekiah as king.
- 595 BC — Psammetichus II succeeds Necho II as king of Egypt.
- 595 BC — in Zhou Dynasty China, the State of Jin was defeated by the State of Chu in the Battle of Bi.
- 594 BC — The leaders of Athens, facing an economic crisis and popular discontent, appointed the poet-statesman Solon archon to institute democratic reforms and revive the city's constitution, extending citizenship to males of many classes.
- 593 BC — Exile of Sappho and Alcaeus (Alkaios) of Mytilene in Sicily.
- 590 BC — Egyptian army sacks Napata, compelling the Cushite court to move to a more secure location at Meroe near the sixth cataract of the Nile. (Early history of Sudan)
Significant people[edit | edit source]
Births[edit | edit source]
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