480BC

Year 480 BC in History

Events in History

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

Historical Figures Who Died in 480 BC

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