On This Day

480 BC in History

Events in History

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

Birthdays in History

Person of interestEuripides

Sep 23 BC Euripides, Greek playwright (Medea), born in Salamis, Greece (d. 406 BC)

Greek Playwright Euripides
Greek Playwright

Deaths in History

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