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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, 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 787,135 page views. Her biography is available in 50 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 49 in 2019). Aspasia is the 25th most popular companion (down from 23rd in 2019), the 67th most popular biography from Turkey (up from 69th in 2019) and the 3rd most popular Turkish 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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  • 74.37

    Historical Popularity Index (HPI)

  • 50

    Languages Editions (L)

  • 11.61

    Effective Languages (L*)

  • 2.40

    Coefficient of Variation (CV)

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Among companions, Aspasia ranks 25 out of 673Before her are Jane Seymour, Ankhesenamun, Roxana, Bathsheba, Elizabeth of York, and Joseph Bonaparte. After her are Victoria, Princess Royal, Catherine Howard, Olympias, Queen Silvia of Sweden, Messalina, and Klara Hitler.

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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, Damocles, Zeuxis, Ctesias, Teos of Egypt, Eubulides, Leochares, Parysatis, Alcamenes, Phaedo of Elis, and Thaïs.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aspasia ranks 67 out of 1,301Before her are Priam (null), Saint Blaise (300), Abdulmejid I (1823), Selim III (1761), Mahmud I (1696), and Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132). After her are Anaximenes of Miletus (-585), Hipparchus (-190), Rachel (-3500), Herostratus (-301), Osman III (1699), and Ibn Taymiyyah (1263).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Aspasia ranks 3Before her are Mihrimah Sultan (1522) and Helena (250). After her are Antinous (111), Hecuba (null), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Hümaşah Sultan (1540), Kaya Sultan (1633), Maria Laskarina (1206), and Irene Angelina (1181).