Year 485 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Cornelius and Vibulanus (or, less frequently, year 269 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 485 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
485 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar485 BC
Ab urbe condita269
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 41
- PharaohXerxes I of Persia, 1
Ancient Greek era73rd Olympiad, year 4
Assyrian calendar4266
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1077
Berber calendar466
Buddhist calendar60
Burmese calendar−1122
Byzantine calendar5024–5025
Chinese calendar乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
2212 or 2152
    — to —
丙辰年 (Fire Dragon)
2213 or 2153
Coptic calendar−768 – −767
Discordian calendar682
Ethiopian calendar−492 – −491
Hebrew calendar3276–3277
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−428 – −427
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2616–2617
Holocene calendar9516
Iranian calendar1106 BP – 1105 BP
Islamic calendar1140 BH – 1139 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1849
Minguo calendar2396 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1952
Thai solar calendar58–59
Tibetan calendar阴木兔年
(female Wood-Rabbit)
−358 or −739 or −1511
    — to —
(male Fire-Dragon)
−357 or −738 or −1510


By placeEdit

Persian EmpireEdit


  • Gelo, the tyrant of Gela, takes advantage of an appeal by the descendants of the first colonist of Syracuse, the Gamoroi, who had held power until they were expelled by the Killichiroi, the lower class of the city. He makes himself master of that city, leaving his brother Hieron to control Gela.

Roman RepublicEdit


  • Herodotus, Greek historian, is estimated to be born this year.[2]
  • Some sources place the birth of Euripides in this year, though the more traditional date is 480.[3]



  1. ^ Sancisi-Weerdenburg, Heleen; Kuhrt, Amélie (March 7, 2016). "Xerxes I". Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Classics. doi:10.1093/acrefore/9780199381135.013.6916. Retrieved September 22, 2022.
  2. ^ Baragwanath, Emily; Bakker, Mathieu de (December 14, 2009). "Herodotus": 9780195389661–0018. doi:10.1093/obo/9780195389661-0018. {{cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  3. ^ "Introduction: The Life of Euripides", Brill's Companion to the Reception of Euripides, BRILL, p. 12, January 1, 2015, retrieved September 23, 2022