Decades: 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC - **470s BC** - 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC

Years: 481 BC 480 BC 479 BC 478 BC 477 BC - **476 BC** - 475 BC 474 BC 473 BC 472 BC 471 BC

- Archidamus II succeeds his grandfather Leotychides, who was banished to Tegea, as king of Sparta

**Deaths**

- Zhou Jing Wang/Ji Gail, King of the Zhou Dynasty of China.