480 BC – Born in Salamís on the 23rd of September. 408 BC – He left Athens at the invitation of king Archelaus I of Macedon and stayed with him in Macedonia. – Euripides’ final competition in Athens. 441 BC – He won first prize, and over the course of his lifetime, Euripides claimed a mere four victories. He also won one posthumous victory. 455 BC – Euripides first competed in the Dionysia, the famous Athenian dramatic festival. 406 BC – According to Pausanias, Euripides was buried in Macedonia.