Ariobarzanes of Pontus

250 BC - 250 BC

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Ariobarzanes (in Greek Ἀριoβαρζάνης; reigned 266 BC – c. 250 BC) was the second king of Pontus, succeeding his father Mithridates I Ctistes in 266 BC. He died in an uncertain date between 258 and 240. He obtained possession of the city of Amastris in Paphlagonia, which was surrendered to him. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ariobarzanes of Pontus has received more than 42,477 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Ariobarzanes of Pontus is the 6,404th most popular politician (up from 6,877th in 2019), the 572nd most popular biography from Turkey (down from 565th in 2019) and the 276th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Ariobarzanes of Pontus ranks 6,404 out of 15,710Before him are Heinrich Friedrich Karl vom und zum Stein, Aulus Plautius, Aeacides of Epirus, Yasuhito, Prince Chichibu, Lucius Licinius Crassus, and Commius. After him are John of Foix, Viscount of Narbonne, Tiberius Sempronius Gracchus, Per Brahe the Younger, Tokugawa Ietsugu, Elias Hrawi, and John Garang.

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Among people born in 250 BC, Ariobarzanes of Pontus ranks 11Before him are Eumenes I, Fusu, Lykourgos, Tiberius Sempronius Longus, Chen Sheng, and Nicander. After him are Gaius Fabricius Luscinus, Zeno of Tarsus, An Dương Vương, Cleombrotus II, Appius Claudius Pulcher, and Sauromaces I of Iberia. Among people deceased in 250 BC, Ariobarzanes of Pontus ranks 7Before him are Lü Buwei, Euhemerus, Hieronymus of Cardia, Nicomedes I of Bithynia, King Xiaowen of Qin, and Gongsun Long. After him are Herodas, Demetrius the Fair, Theodorus the Atheist, Hermarchus, Lucius Cornelius Scipio, and Magas of Cyrene.

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Among people born in Turkey, Ariobarzanes of Pontus ranks 572 out of 1,128Before him are Rhesus of Thrace (null), Ilona Zrínyi (1643), Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838), Mithridates II of Pontus (-300), Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond (1315), and Osman Hamdi Bey (1842). After him are Macrina the Younger (324), Symeon the New Theologian (949), Helena Kantakouzene (1333), Pir Sultan Abdal (1480), Methodius of Olympus (260), and Saliha Sultan (1680).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Ariobarzanes of Pontus ranks 276Before him are Édouard Balladur (1929), Mehmed Emin Âli Pasha (1815), Rhesus of Thrace (null), Ilona Zrínyi (1643), Mithridates II of Pontus (-300), and Irene Palaiologina of Trebizond (1315). After him are Helena Kantakouzene (1333), Saliha Sultan (1680), Annia Faustina (201), Aquila of Sinope (100), Roman of Bulgaria (930), and Argishti II (-800).