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Aspasia (; Greek: Ἀσπασία Greek: [aspaˈsiaː]; c. 470–c. 400 BC) was an influential woman in Ancient Greece, who according to Plutarch attracted the most prominent writers and thinkers of the time, including Socrates, to her salon, which became an intellectual centre in Athens. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Aspasia has received more than 644,932 page views. Her biography is available in 49 different languages on Wikipedia. Aspasia is the 23rd most popular companion (up from 24th in 2019), the 69th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 68th 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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Among companions, Aspasia ranks 23 out of 687Before her are Roxana, Lucretia, Nefertari, Ankhesenamun, Nurbanu Sultan, and Messalina. After her are Jane Seymour, Françoise d'Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon, Joseph Bonaparte, Elizabeth of York, Theodora, and Mileva Marić.

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

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Aspasia ranks 69 out of 1,128Before her are Herostratus (-301), Mustafa II (1664), Orhan (1288), Mithridates VI of Pontus (-132), Saint Blaise (300), and Mahmud I (1696). After her are Gregory of Nazianzus (329), Honorius (384), Rachel (-3500), Constantine VII (905), Nestorius (381), and Piri Reis (1470).

Among COMPANIONS In Turkey

Among companions born in Turkey, Aspasia ranks 3Before her are Helena (250) and Mihrimah Sultan (1522). After her are Antinous (111), Hecuba (null), Gülfem Hatun (1500), Malhun Hatun (1350), Pulcheria (399), Licinia Eudoxia (422), Anna Porphyrogenita (963), Agnes of Antioch (1153), and Irene Angelina (1181).