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Artemisia II of Caria

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Artemisia II of Caria (Greek: Ἀρτεμισία; died 350 BC) was a naval strategist, commander and the sister (and later spouse) and the successor of Mausolus, ruler of Caria. Mausolus was a satrap of the Achaemenid Empire, yet enjoyed the status of king or dynast of the Hecatomnid dynasty. After the death of her brother/husband, Artemisia reigned for two years, from 353 to 351 BCE. Her ascension to the throne prompted a revolt in some of the island and coastal cities under her command due to their objection to a female ruler.: 27  Her administration was conducted on the same principles as that of her husband; in particular, she supported the oligarchical party on the island of Rhodes.Because of Artemisia's grief for her brother-husband, and the extravagant and bizarre forms it took, she became to later ages "a lasting example of chaste widowhood and of the purest and rarest kind of love", in the words of Giovanni Boccaccio. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Artemisia II of Caria has received more than 224,227 page views. Her biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Artemisia II of Caria is the 4,630th most popular politician (up from 6,162nd in 2019), the 447th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 553rd in 2019) and the 237th most popular Turkish Politician.

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Among politicians, Artemisia II of Caria ranks 4,630 out of 15,577Before her are Abu Yaqub Yusuf, Bořivoj I, Duke of Bohemia, Karl I, Prince of Liechtenstein, Gaius Calpurnius Piso, Prince Robert, Duke of Chartres, and Chief Seattle. After her are Francisco da Costa Gomes, Lajos Batthyány, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Empress Kōken, Antigonus II Mattathias, and Michael Morris, 3rd Baron Killanin.

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Among people born in Turkey, Artemisia II of Caria ranks 447 out of 1,301Before her are Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281), Callippus (-370), Paul of Samosata (200), Stephanus of Byzantium (501), Eutropius (400), and Ignatios of Constantinople (797). After her are Irene Doukaina (1066), Yılmaz Güney (1937), Parrhasius (-500), Fan Noli (1882), Leo I, King of Armenia (1150), and Theodore of Mopsuestia (350).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Artemisia II of Caria ranks 237Before her are Boris II of Bulgaria (931), Ahmet Davutoğlu (1959), Zoe Karbonopsina (900), Ivaylo of Bulgaria (1281), Stephanus of Byzantium (501), and Eutropius (400). After her are Fan Noli (1882), Leo I, King of Armenia (1150), Maathorneferure (-1250), Binali Yıldırım (1955), Mizizios (622), and Andriscus (-185).