|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||8th century BC - 7th century BC - 6th century BC|
|Decades:||660s BC 650s BC 640s BC - 630s BC - 620s BC 610s BC 600s BC|
|Years:||639 BC 638 BC 637 BC 636 BC 635 BC|
634 BC 633 BC 632 BC 631 BC 630 BC
|Categories:||Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trends[edit | edit source]
- 636 BC — Duke Wen of Jin ascends to power in the State of Jin during the Zhou Dynasty of China.
- 632 BC — Cylon, Athenian noble, seizes the Acropolis in a failed attempt to become king.
- 632 BC — In the Battle of Chengpu, the Chinese kingdom of Jin and her allies defeat the kingdom of Chu and her allies.
- 631 BC — Founding of Cyrene, a Greek colony in Libya (North Africa) (approximate date).
- 631 BC — Sadyates becomes king of Lydia.
Significant people[edit | edit source]
- 638 BC — Birth of Solon, lawmaker of Athens (approximate date)
- 637 BC — Death of Duke Xiang of Song, China
- 635 BC — Birth of Thales, Greek philosopher (d. 543 BC) (approximate date)
- 633 BC — Death of Ashurbanipal
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