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285 BC facts for kids

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Millennium: 1st millennium BC
Centuries: 4th century BC3rd century BC2nd century BC
Decades: 310s BC  300s BC  290s BC  – 280s BC –  270s BC  260s BC  250s BC
Years: 288 BC 287 BC 286 BC285 BC – 284 BC 283 BC 282 BC

Year 285 BC was a year of the pre-Julian Roman calendar.

Events

By place

Egypt

Seleucid Empire

  • Demetrius Poliorcetes is left by his troops and surrenders to Seleucus at Cilicia, where Seleucus keeps him a prisoner.

Deaths

  • Dicaearchus, Greek philosopher, cartographer, geographer, mathematician and author (b. c. 350 BC)
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