Artemisia I of Caria

500 BC - 500 BC

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Artemisia I of Caria (Ancient Greek: Ἀρτεμισία; fl. 480 BC) was a queen of the ancient Greek city-state of Halicarnassus and of the nearby islands of Kos, Nisyros and Kalymnos, within the Achaemenid satrapy of Caria, in about 480 BC. She was of Carian-Greek ethnicity by her father Lygdamis I, and half-Cretan by her mother. She fought as an ally of Xerxes I, King of Persia against the independent Greek city states during the second Persian invasion of Greece. She personally commanded her contribution of five ships at the naval battle of Artemisium and in the naval Battle of Salamis in 480 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Artemisia I of Caria has received more than 1,414,667 page views. Her biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Artemisia I of Caria is the 757th most popular politician (down from 748th in 2019), the 110th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 112th in 2019) and the 63rd most popular Turkish Politician.

Artemisia I of Caria was Queen of Caria from the late 4th century BC to the early 3rd century BC. She was the daughter of Hecatomnus, King of Caria, and sister of Mausolus, King of Caria. Artemisia I was the wife of her brother Mausolus and mother of Ada of Caria. She was also the grandmother of Artemisia II of Caria.

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Among politicians, Artemisia I of Caria ranks 757 out of 15,710Before her are Andrew Jackson, Leo I the Thracian, Sviatoslav I of Kiev, Arnulf of Carinthia, Umberto I of Italy, and Charles VII, Holy Roman Emperor. After her are Merovech, Georgy Malenkov, Árpád, Charles IV of Spain, Nikolai Yezhov, and Chandragupta Maurya.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Artemisia I of Caria ranks 6Before her are Anaxagoras, Myron, Artaxerxes I of Persia, Xanthippe, and Leucippus. After her are Brennus, Ezra, Cyrus the Younger, Xerxes II of Persia, Sogdianus of Persia, and Ictinus. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Artemisia I of Caria ranks 6Before her are Esther, Myron, Ānanda, Polykleitos, and Leucippus. After her are Hippasus, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Rāhula, Obadiah, Lars Porsena, and Demaratus.

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Among people born in Turkey, Artemisia I of Caria ranks 110 out of 1,128Before her are Sabbatai Zevi (1626), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), Apollonius of Perga (-262), Saint Timothy (17), Şehzade Mehmed (1522), and Leo I the Thracian (401). After her are Chrysippus (-281), Marcion of Sinope (85), Fethullah Gülen (1941), Enver Pasha (1881), Apelles (-370), and Ephrem the Syrian (306).


Among politicians born in Turkey, Artemisia I of Caria ranks 63Before her are Constantine IX Monomachos (1000), Mustafa IV (1779), Romanos IV Diogenes (1030), Gordian I (159), Manuel II Palaiologos (1350), and Leo I the Thracian (401). After her are Enver Pasha (1881), Zeno (425), John I Tzimiskes (925), İsmet İnönü (1884), Constans II (630), and Justinian II (668).