Decades: 490s BC 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC - **440s BC** - 430s BC 420s BC 410s BC 400s BC 390s BC

454 BC 453 BC 452 BC 451 BC 450 BC **449 BC** 448 BC 447 BC 446 BC 445 BC 444 BC

- Herodotus, the Greek writer known as the father of history, completes his History, circa 449 B.C. The book records the Persian War (490-479 B.C.).