Ariarathes I of Cappadocia

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Ariarathes I (Old Iranian: Aryaraθa, Aramaic: Ariorath or Ariourat; Ancient Greek: Ἀριαράθης, romanized: Ariaráthēs; 405/4 BC – 322 BC) was the last Achaemenid Persian governor (satrap) of the province (satrapy) of Northern Cappadocia, serving from the 340s BC to 331 BC. He led defensive efforts against the Macedonian invasion, commanded by Alexander the Great, and later fought at the Battle of Gaugamela under Darius III, the last King of Kings of the Achaemenid Empire. After the fall of the Achaemenid Empire, Ariarathes continued his resistance against the Macedonians, ruling concomitantly as an Achaemenid remnant and a precursor to the Kingdom of Cappadocia. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ariarathes I of Cappadocia has received more than 46,658 page views. His biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia. Ariarathes I of Cappadocia is the 11,769th most popular politician (down from 10,981st in 2019), the 901st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 366th in 2019) and the 399th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Ariarathes I of Cappadocia ranks 11,769 out of 15,710Before him are Boso, Margrave of Tuscany, Carlos Gomes Júnior, Norbert Lammert, Ernst Hoppenberg, José Gregorio Monagas, and Tiberius Claudius Balbilus. After him are Edmund Barton, Mikhail Myasnikovich, István Bibó, Vincas Krėvė-Mickevičius, Vladimir Krutov, and Louis Ruchonnet.

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Among people born in Turkey, Ariarathes I of Cappadocia ranks 901 out of 1,128Before him are Eutropia (null), Refik Saydam (1881), Gregoria (700), Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia (-150), Ömer Seyfettin (1884), and Hrachia Acharian (1876). After him are John Kourkouas (null), Kekaumenos (null), Burhan Sargun (1929), Alpay Özalan (1973), Hamit Kaplan (1934), and Janet Akyüz Mattei (1943).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Ariarathes I of Cappadocia ranks 399Before him are Yıldırım Akbulut (1935), Meral Akşener (1956), Eutropia (null), Refik Saydam (1881), Gregoria (700), and Ariarathes IX of Cappadocia (-150). After him are Recep Peker (1889), Selahattin Demirtaş (1973), Bülent Ulusu (1923), Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu (1968), Şemsettin Günaltay (1883), and Hasan Saka (1885).