What Happened in 480 BC

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Historical Events

  • Sep 29 Battle of Salamis: The Greek fleet under Themistocles defeats the Persian fleet under Xerxes I
  • Aug 11 Greco-Persian Wars: Battle of Artemisium - Persian naval victory over the Greeks in an engagement fought off north coast of Euboea.

Famous Deaths

  • Aug 11 Leonidas, King of Sparta (b. circa 540 BC)