On This Day

What Happened in 480 BC

Historical Events in 480 BC

  • 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 People Who Died in 480 BC

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