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Encyclopedia > 850 BC

Centuries: 10th century BC - 9th century BC - 8th century BC

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850s BC - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (134 words)
858 BC - Shalmaneser III succeeds Assurnasipal II as king of Assyria.
854 BC - Shalmaneser III defeats a Syrian coalition (including king Ahab of Israel and Hadadezer) in the battle of Karkar (or 853 BC).
850 BC - Takelot II succeeds Osorkon II as King of Egypt.
Born on the island of Samos, he moved to southern Italy, and founded a school at Croton where he taught that the structure of the universe was to be discovered with the aid of mathematics, which he held as the basis of physics, acoustics and astronomy.
[Hammond Almanac, p.789] 520-465 BC Xerxes I, King of Persia was the son of Darius I and grandson of Cyrus, founder of the Persian Empire.
paraphrased from the visually strong HyperHistory c.518-c.438 BC Pindar, Greek Poet, was born in Boetia, central Greece, and is considered the greatest of the Greek choral lyricists.
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