480s

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The 480s decade ran from January 1, 480, to December 31, 489.

Events

480

By place

Byzantine Empire
  • Emperor Zeno officially dissolves the east/west co-emperorship, ruling as the first sole emperor of Rome in 95 years. The position of emperor is never again divided.
Balkans
Europe
Asia

By topic

Religion

481

By place

Europe
Persia
Asia

482

By place

Byzantine Empire
China

483

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe

By topic

Religion

484

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Africa
Asia

By topic

Religion

485

By place

Britannia
Asia
  • Emperor Xiao Wen Di institutes an "equal-field" system of agriculture, assigning each peasant family about 19 acres (140 mu) of land, of which a small portion is to be kept permanently by the farmer and his family, with the rest reverting to the state upon his death or retirement. To make sure that the people supervise each other in implementing the new system, he divides the population into groups, with five families constituting a neighborhood (Jin), five neighborhoods a village (Ji), and five villages an association (tang) headed by a chief (chang). The land-reform system will discourage farmers from selling off their properties to large landholders and will be continued in essence for well over 1,000 years.
  • Prince Kenzō succeeds his adoptive father Seinei, and becomes the 23rd emperor of Japan.

By topic

Religion

486

By place

Europe

By topic

Religion

487

488

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe
Persia
Asia

By topic

Religion

489

By place

Byzantine Empire
Europe

By topic

Religion