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|Millennium:||1st millennium BC|
|Centuries:||6th century BC – 5th century BC – 4th century BC|
|Decades:||520s BC 510s BC 500s BC – 490s BC – 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC|
|Years:||499 BC 498 BC 497 BC – 496 BC – 495 BC 494 BC 493 BC|
|496 BC by topic|
|State leaders – Sovereign states|
|Birth and death categories|
|Births – Deaths|
|Establishments and disestablishments categories|
|Establishments – Disestablishments|
|Gregorian calendar||496 BC
|Ab urbe condita||258|
|English Regnal year||N/A|
— to —乙巳年
|- Vikram Samvat||-439–-438|
|- Shaka Samvat||N/A|
|- Kali Yuga||2606–2607|
|Iranian calendar||1117 BP – 1116 BP|
|Islamic calendar||1151 BH – 1150 BH|
|Minguo calendar||2407 before ROC
|Thai solar calendar||48|
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Year 496 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.
Events[change | change source]
By place[change | change source]
Greece[change | change source]
Roman Republic[change | change source]
- The former Etruscan King of Rome, Tarquinius Superbus, who was exiled by the Romans in 508 BC, and his ally Lars Porsena, the King of Clusium, are defeated by the new Roman Republic army in the Battle of Lake Regillus, near Frascati. This battle begins Roman supremacy over the Latins.
- Carthage and Rome make a treaty.
China[change | change source]
- King Goujian of Yue defeats King Fuchai of Wu. This made a short peace in ancient China during the Spring and Autumn Period.