600 BC - 493 BC

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Artaphernes (Greek: Ἀρταφέρνης, Old Persian: Artafarna, from Median Rtafarnah), flourished circa 513–492 BC, was a brother of the Achaemenid king of Persia, Darius I, satrap of Lydia from the capital of Sardis, and a Persian general. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Artaphernes has received more than 61,187 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia. Artaphernes is the 4,060th most popular politician (down from 3,896th in 2019), the 406th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 384th in 2019) and the 208th most popular Turkish Politician.

Artaphernes is most famous for being the first Persian to be slain by the Greeks at the Battle of Marathon.

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Among politicians, Artaphernes ranks 4,060 out of 15,710Before him are Valerius Valens, Emperor Tenmu, Henry V, Duke of Bavaria, Moša Pijade, Baldwin V, Count of Flanders, and Prince Charles, Count of Flanders. After him are Stephen II, Ban of Bosnia, Machaon, Chen Shou, William Walker, Sancho I of León, and Ana Pauker.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Artaphernes ranks 39Before him are Horatius Cocles, Neriglissar, Aristagoras, Gelon, Hipparchus, and Amestris. After him are Agrippa Menenius Lanatus, Sextus Tarquinius, Callimachus, Eurybiades, Nebuchadnezzar III, and Ageladas. Among people deceased in 493 BC, Artaphernes ranks 1After him are Agrippa Menenius Lanatus and Histiaeus.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Artaphernes ranks 406 out of 1,128Before him are Zenodotus (-330), Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Adrian and Natalia of Nicomedia (300), Maria of Alania (1053), Mizizios (622), and Alcman (-611). After him are Megasthenes (-350), George Pachymeres (1242), Theodore of Mopsuestia (350), Eumenes III (-200), Ertuğrul Osman (1912), and Sarduri II (-790).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Artaphernes ranks 208Before him are Anitta (-1700), Chryses of Troy (null), Eutropius (400), Binali Yıldırım (1955), Maria of Alania (1053), and Mizizios (622). After him are Eumenes III (-200), Ertuğrul Osman (1912), Sarduri II (-790), Tudḫaliya IV (-1300), Eumenes I (-250), and Prusias I of Bithynia (-300).