Democracy Timeline

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  • 594 BCE - 593 BCE
    In Athens the archon Solon lays the foundations for democracy.
  • c. 508 BCE
    Reforms by Cleisthenes establishes democracy in Athens.
  • 487 BCE - 486 BCE
    Archons begin to be appointed by lot in Athens.
  • c. 480 BCE
    The Tyrant Kadmos permits the establishment of democratic government on Kos.
  • c. 462 BCE - 458 BCE
    Pericles introduces democratic institutions in Athens.
  • c. 460 BCE - c. 320 CE
    Period of full and direct citizen democracy in Athens.
  • 447 BCE - 386 BCE
    The Boeotian federation has a minimum property requirement for participation in the democratic assembly.
  • 403 BCE
    Restoration of the democracy in Athens, death of the tyrant Critias.
  • 395 BCE
    Democracy is established on Rhodes.