470 BC - 400 BC

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Aspasia (; Greek: Ἀσπασία Greek: [aspasíaː]; c. 470 – after 428 BC) was a metic woman in Classical Athens. Born in Miletus, she moved to Athens and began a relationship with the statesman Pericles, with whom she had a son named Pericles the Younger. According to the traditional historical narrative, she worked as a courtesan and was tried for asebeia (impiety), though modern scholars have questioned the factual basis for either of these claims, which both derive from ancient comedy. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aspasia has received more than 955,531 page views. Her biography is available in 51 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 50 in 2019). Aspasia is the 20th most popular companion (up from 23rd in 2019), the 58th most popular biography from Türkiye (up from 67th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Companion.

Aspasia was a woman who was born in Miletus, Asia Minor. She was the mistress of Pericles, the leader of Athens. She was famous for her intelligence and wit.

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  • 2.43

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)


Among companions, Aspasia ranks 20 out of 784Before her are Empress Joséphine, Eva Braun, Nurbanu Sultan, Nefertari, Joseph Bonaparte, and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. After her are Marie Leszczyńska, Bathsheba, Ankhesenamun, Jane Seymour, Livia, and Roxana.

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Among people born in 470 BC, Aspasia ranks 2Before her is Socrates. After her are Mozi, Philolaus, Melissus of Samos, Callicrates, Hippocrates of Chios, Achilles Painter, and Teres I. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Aspasia ranks 1After her are Xanthippe, Ctesias, Thaïs, Zeuxis, Teos of Egypt, Leochares, Eubulides, Phaedo of Elis, Parysatis, Alcamenes, and Oxyartes.

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In Türkiye

Among people born in Türkiye, Aspasia ranks 58 out of 1,347Before her are Constantine XI Palaiologos (1404), Mustafa II (1664), Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Julian (331), Apollonius of Perga (-262), and Abdulmejid I (1823). After her are Hatice Sultan (1496), Abdul Hamid I (1725), Selim III (1761), Ibn Taymiyyah (1263), Mahmud I (1696), and Leucippus (-500).

Among COMPANIONS In Türkiye

Among companions born in Türkiye, Aspasia ranks 3Before her are Mihrimah Sultan (1522), and Helena (250). After her are Antinous (111), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Hümaşah Sultan (1540), Kaya Sultan (1633), Agnes of Antioch (1153), Anna Porphyrogenita (963), Maria Laskarina (1206), and Licinia Eudoxia (422).