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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
359 BC in various calendars
Gregorian calendar359 BC
Ab urbe condita395
Ancient Egypt eraXXX dynasty, 22
- PharaohNectanebo II, 2
Ancient Greek era105th Olympiad, year 2
Assyrian calendar4392
Balinese saka calendarN/A
Bengali calendar−951
Berber calendar592
Buddhist calendar186
Burmese calendar−996
Byzantine calendar5150–5151
Chinese calendar辛酉年 (Metal Rooster)
2339 or 2132
    — to —
壬戌年 (Water Dog)
2340 or 2133
Coptic calendar−642 – −641
Discordian calendar808
Ethiopian calendar−366 – −365
Hebrew calendar3402–3403
Hindu calendars
 - Vikram Samvat−302 – −301
 - Shaka SamvatN/A
 - Kali Yuga2742–2743
Holocene calendar9642
Iranian calendar980 BP – 979 BP
Islamic calendar1010 BH – 1009 BH
Javanese calendarN/A
Julian calendarN/A
Korean calendar1975
Minguo calendar2270 before ROC
Nanakshahi calendar−1826
Thai solar calendar184–185
Tibetan calendar阴金鸡年
(female Iron-Rooster)
−232 or −613 or −1385
    — to —
(male Water-Dog)
−231 or −612 or −1384

Year 359 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar. At the time, it was known as the Year of the Consulship of Laenas and Imperiosus (or, less frequently, year 395 Ab urbe condita). The denomination 359 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.



By place



  • The Macedonian King Perdiccas III is killed while defending his country against an Illyrian attack led by King Bardylis. He is succeeded by his infant son, Amyntas IV. The child's uncle, Philip II, assumes the regency.[1]
  • The Illyrians prepare to close in, the Paeonians raid from the north and two claimants to the Macedonian throne are supported by foreign powers. Philip II buys off his dangerous neighbours and, with a treaty, cedes Amphipolis to Athens.






  1. ^ Orrieux, Claude; Schmitt Pantel, Pauline; Orrieux, Claude (1999). A history of ancient Greece. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell. p. 256. ISBN 978-0-631-20309-4.