Cimon Timeline

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  • c. 510 BCE - 450 BCE
    Life of Athenian statesman and general Cimon.
  • 480 BCE
    Future Athenian general Cimon fights in the battle of Salamis
  • 479 BCE
    Future Athenian general Cimon is sent on a diplomatic mission to Sparta.
  • 476 BCE - 463 BCE
    Delian League operations are led by Athenian commander Cimon
  • c. 475 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon drives the Dolopian pirates out of the Aegean island of Scyros.
  • c. 475 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon defeats Spartan general Pausanias and takes Byzantium.
  • 475 BCE
    Cimon captures Eion in Thrace for Athens.
  • c. 466 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon twice defeats the Persians at Eurymedon on the southern coast of Asia Minor.
  • 465 BCE - 463 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon conquers Chersonesus in Thrace and the north-Aegean island of Thasos.
  • 463 BCE
    Pericles leads a prosecution of Cimon on charges of corruption but he is acquitted.
  • 461 BCE
    Cimon is voted in an ostracism in Athens and exiled from the city.
  • 450 BCE
    Athenian general Cimon dies on Cyprus fighting the Persians.