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

Years: 488 BC 487 BC 486 BC 485 BC 484 BC - **483 BC** - 482 BC 481 BC 480 BC 479 BC 478 BC

- Gorgias, Greek philosopher (approximate date)

- May - Gautama Buddha, founder of Buddhism