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|Millennia:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC|
|Decades:||580s BC 570s BC 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC 530s BC 520s BC|
|Years:|| 559 BC 558 BC 557 BC 556 BC 555 BC|
554 BC 553 BC 552 BC 551 BC 550 BC
|Categories:|| Births - Deaths - State leaders - Sovereign states|
Establishments - Disestablishments
Events and trendsEdit
- Carthage conquers Sicily, Sardinia and Corsica.
- 559 BC — King Cambyses I of Anshan dies and is succeeded by his son Cyrus II the Great.
- 558 BC — Hegesias is removed as Archon of Athens.
- 558 BC — The Chinese state of Jin defeats its rival Qin in battle.
- 556 BC — Pisistratus is exiled from Athens to Euboea.
- 556 BC — Labashi-Marduk succeeds Neriglissar as king of Babylon.
- 556 BC/555 BC — Nabonidus succeeds Labashi-Marduk as king of Babylon.
- c. 550 BC — Colonisation of Greeks ends.
- 550 BC — Abdera is destroyed by the Thracians.
- 550 BC — Cyrus I of Anshan overthrows Astyages of the Medes, establishing the Persian Empire.
- c. 550 BC — Temple of Hera I, Paestum, Italy, is built.
- 558 BC — Death of Solon, Athenian statesman.
- c. 556 BC — Birth of Simonides of Ceos.
- 555 BC — Death of Stesichorus, Greek lyric poet.
- 551 BC — Birth of Confucius, philosopher (traditional date).
- 550 BC — Birth of Epicharmus, Greek poet (d. 460 BC).
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