Agesilaus II

444 BC - 360 BC

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Agesilaus II (; Greek: Ἀγησίλαος Agesilaos; c. 444/443 – c. 360 BC), was a king (basileus) of the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta and a member of the Eurypontid dynasty ruling from 398 to about 360 BC usually, in Plutarch's words, "as good as though commander and king of all Greece" and was for the whole of it greatly identified with his country's deeds and fortunes. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Agesilaus II has received more than 210,254 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia. Agesilaus II is the 1,663rd most popular politician (down from 1,466th in 2019), the 134th most popular biography from Greece (down from 117th in 2019) and the 48th most popular Greek Politician.

Agesilaus II was most famous for being the king of Sparta and leading the Spartan army in the Peloponnesian War.

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Among politicians, Agesilaus II ranks 1,663 out of 15,710Before him are Françoise Marie de Bourbon, Güyük Khan, Robert Ritter von Greim, Meñli I Giray, Hu Yaobang, and Emperor Jing of Han. After him are Anchises, Jean-Claude Juncker, Toghon Temür, Otto of Greece, Dzhokhar Dudayev, and Antonio López de Santa Anna.

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Among people born in 444 BC, Agesilaus II ranks 1 Among people deceased in 360 BC, Agesilaus II ranks 2Before him is Democritus. After him are Atropates, Campaspe, Dinocrates, Aeschines of Sphettus, Lais of Corinth, Bryaxis, Anniceris, Polykleitos the Younger, Agnodice, and Taxiles.

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Among people born in Greece, Agesilaus II ranks 134 out of 855Before him are Alcaeus of Mytilene (-620), Ioannis Metaxas (1871), Melina Mercouri (1920), Costa-Gavras (1933), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Saint Titus (13). After him are Demetrius of Phalerum (-350), Pleistarchus (-500), Tyrtaeus (-700), Apollodorus of Athens (-180), Spyridon Louis (1873), and Parmenion (-400).


Among politicians born in Greece, Agesilaus II ranks 48Before him are Philip V of Macedon (-238), Eleftherios Venizelos (1864), Creon (null), Philoctetes (null), Phryne (-371), and Ioannis Metaxas (1871). After him are Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), and Brasidas (-500).