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Born: 4800 AD
Died: 4300 AD
Nationality: Greek
Categories: Sculptor

480 BC – Phidias was born.

         – Phidias designed the temple of the goddess Athena on the Athenian Acropolis and the colossal seated Statue of Zeus at Olympia in the 5th century BC.

447 BC – The Athenian works were apparently commissioned by Pericles. Pericles used the money from the maritime League of Delos to pay Phidias for his work.

         – Hegias of Athens, Ageladas of Argos, and the Thasian painter Polygnotus, have all been regarded as his teachers.

         – One is Agoracritus who is also known for his sculpture of Nemesis at Rhamnus.

430 BC – According to Plutarch he was made an object of attack by the political enemies of Pericles, and died in prison at Athens.