Centuries: 6th century BC -

**5th century BC**- 4th century BC

Decades: 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC - **480s BC** - 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC

Years: 493 BC 492 BC 491 BC 490 BC 489 BC - **488 BC** - 487 BC 486 BC 485 BC 484 BC 483 BC

**Events**

- Leonidas succeeds his brother Cleomenes I as king of Sparta, who was judged insane.

**Births**

**Deaths**

- Miltiades, Athenian general