- 520s BC
529 BC— Cambyses IIstarted to rule. He is son of Cyrus II. He conquered Egyptand Cyprus.
528 BC— Gautama Buddhaattained Enlightenment, and began his ministry.
527 BC— Pisistratusa tyrant of Athensdies: his son Hippiasinherits his power.
526 BC— Psammetichus IIIsucceeds Amasis IIas king of Egypt.
526 BC— King Liao of Wuascends to power in the State of Wu in Chinaduring the Zhou Dynasty.
525 BC— Cambyses II, ruler of Persia, conquers Egypt, defeating Psammetichus III. This is considered the end of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, and the start of the Twenty-seventh Dynasty.
* c. 525 BC —
Coins started to have an image on two sides.
522 BC— Smerdis succeeds Cambyses IIas ruler of Persia.
522 BC— Babylonrebels against Persian rule.
521 BC— Darius Isucceeds Smerdisas ruler of Persia. He is son of a government official.
* 521 BC — The
Babylonianrebellion against Persian rule is suppressed.
520 BC— Zhou dao wangbecomes King of the Zhou Dynastyof Chinabut dies before the end of the year.
* 520 BC —
Cleomenes Isucceeds Anaxandridasas king of Sparta. (approximate date).
* c. 520 BC — Kore, from
Chios(?), is made. It is now at Acropolis Museum, Athens.
* 520 BC–
510 BC— The Priam Painter makes Women at a fountain house, black-figure decoration on a hydria. It is now at Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
520 BC— Mahavira
521 BC— Leonidas I. Kingof Sparta
525 BC— Aeschylus, authorof Greek tragedies (d. 456 BC)
522 BC— Pindar, Greek poet
520 BC— Panini, HinduIndian grammarian(d. 460 BC)
529 BC— Cyrus the Great, ruler of ancient Persia
527 BC— Mahavira, major Jain reformist(b. 599 BC)
*527 BC — Peisistratus, Athenian
525 BC— Anaximenes of Miletus, Greek philosopher(b. 585 BC)
525 BC— Psammetichus III, the last Pharaohof the Twenty-sixth Dynasty of Egypt
522 BC— Cambyses II, ruler of ancient Persia (suicide)
521 BC— Smerdis, ruler of ancient Persia
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