459 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
459 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar459 BC
Ab urbe condita295
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 67
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 7
Ancient Greek era80th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4292
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1051
Berber calendar492
Buddhist calendar86
Burmese calendar−1096
Byzantine calendar5050–5051
Chinese calendar辛巳(Metal Snake)
2238 or 2178
    — to —
壬午年 (Water Horse)
2239 or 2179
Coptic calendar−742 – −741
Discordian calendar708
Ethiopian calendar−466 – −465
Hebrew calendar3302–3303
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−402 – −401
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2642–2643
Holocene calendar9542
Iranian calendar1080 BP – 1079 BP
Islamic calendar1113 BH – 1112 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1875
Minguo calendar2370 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1926
Thai solar calendar84–85
Tibetan calendar阴金蛇年
(female Iron-Snake)
−332 or −713 or −1485
    — to —
(male Water-Horse)
−331 or −712 or −1484

Year 459 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Vibulanus and Uritinus (or, less frequently, year 295 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 459 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


By place[edit]

Persian Empire[edit]


  • Athens allies itself with the city state of Megara which is under pressure from Corinth. This alliance leads to war between Corinth and Athens; the first battle of the war, at Haliesis in the Gulf of Argolis, results in a Corinthian victory, but the next battle, at Cecryphalea (modern Angistrion), goes Athens' way.

Roman Republic[edit]

  • The Aequi occupy Tusculum. In response to the threat, the Roman Senate decide to send an army to help the allied city, under the command of consul Lucius Cornelius Maluginensis. In addition, the consul Fabius Vibulanus, who was at that point besieging Antium, moves his forces to attack Tusculum; the Tusculans are able to recapture their city. A truce is then arranged with the Aequi.