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What Happened in 585 BC

Historical Events in 585 BC

  • May 28 Solar eclipse, as predicted by Greek philosopher Thales, while Lydians at war with the Medes leads to a truce. One of the cardinal dates from which other dates calculated.

Famous People Who Died in 585 BC

  • Apr 9 Emperor Jimmu TennĊ, According to legend the 1st Emperor of Japan (660 BC - 585 BC) and founder of the imperial dynasty, dies at 126