447 BC

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
447 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar447 BC
Ab urbe condita307
Ancient Egypt eraXXVII dynasty, 79
- PharaohArtaxerxes I of Persia, 19
Ancient Greek era83rd Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4304
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1039
Berber calendar504
Buddhist calendar98
Burmese calendar−1084
Byzantine calendar5062–5063
Chinese calendar癸巳(Water Snake)
2250 or 2190
    — to —
甲午年 (Wood Horse)
2251 or 2191
Coptic calendar−730 – −729
Discordian calendar720
Ethiopian calendar−454 – −453
Hebrew calendar3314–3315
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−390 – −389
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2654–2655
Holocene calendar9554
Iranian calendar1068 BP – 1067 BP
Islamic calendar1101 BH – 1100 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1887
Minguo calendar2358 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1914
Thai solar calendar96–97
Tibetan calendar阴水蛇年
(female Water-Snake)
−320 or −701 or −1473
    — to —
(male Wood-Horse)
−319 or −700 or −1472

Year 447 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Macerinus and Iullus (or, less frequently, year 307 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 447 BC for this year has been used since the early medieval period, when the Anno Domini calendar era became the prevalent method in Europe for naming years.


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  • Pericles leads Athenian forces in the expulsion of barbarians from the Thracian peninsula of Gallipoli, in order to establish Athenian colonists in the region. Thus Pericles starts a policy of kleruchos or "out-settlements". This is a form of colonisation where poor and unemployed people are assisted to emigrate to new regions.
  • A revolt breaks out in Boeotia as the oligarchs of Thebes conspire against the democratic faction in the city. The Athenians, under their general Tolmides, with 1000 hoplites plus other troops from their allies, march into Boeotia to take back the towns revolting against Athenian control. They capture Chaeronea, but are attacked and defeated by the Boeotians at Coronea. As a result, the Athenians are forced to give up control of Boeotia as well as Phocis and Locris, which all fall under the control of hostile oligarchs who quit the Delian League.
  • The middle component of the Long Walls from Athens to the port of Piraeus is completed.

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