546 BC

The year 546 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. In the Roman Empire, it was known as year 208 Ab urbe condita. The denomination 546 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.

Millennium: 1st millennium BC
546 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar546 BC
Ab urbe condita208
Ancient Egypt eraXXVI dynasty, 119
- PharaohAmasis II, 25
Ancient Greek era58th Olympiad, year 3
Assyrian calendar4205
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−1138
Berber calendar405
Buddhist calendar−1
Burmese calendar−1183
Byzantine calendar4963–4964
Chinese calendar甲寅(Wood Tiger)
2151 or 2091
乙卯年 (Wood Rabbit)
2152 or 2092
Coptic calendar−829 – −828
Discordian calendar621
Ethiopian calendar−553 – −552
Hebrew calendar3215–3216
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−489 – −488
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2555–2556
Holocene calendar9455
Iranian calendar1167 BP – 1166 BP
Islamic calendar1203 BH – 1202 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1788
Minguo calendar2457 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−2013
Thai solar calendar−3 – −2
Tibetan calendar阳木虎年
(male Wood-Tiger)
−419 or −800 or −1572
(female Wood-Rabbit)
−418 or −799 or −1571


  • Lydia is conquered by Persia.
  • Cyrus makes Pasargadae the capital of Persia.
  • Peisistratos takes power in Athens.
  • Eupalinos of Megara, a Greek architect, builds aqueducts that supply water to Athens.
  • Cyrus establishes a garrison in Sardis and incorporates the Greek cities of Ionia in Asia Minor into the Achaemenid Empire.
  • A coup takes place in the state of Qi.
  • Jin and Chu agreed to the truce of Mibing, ending their constant military engagement.




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