500 BC - 422 BC

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Brasidas (Greek: Βρασίδας, died 422 BC) was the most distinguished Spartan officer during the first decade of the Peloponnesian War. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Brasidas has received more than 268,135 page views. His biography is available in 29 different languages on Wikipedia. Brasidas is the 1,836th most popular politician (up from 2,023rd in 2019), the 151st most popular biography from Greece (up from 153rd in 2019) and the 54th most popular Greek Politician.

Braidas is most famous for the Battle of Thermopylae, in which he was a Spartan general.

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Among politicians, Brasidas ranks 1,836 out of 15,710Before him are Eric the Victorious, Walther Rathenau, Quintus Sertorius, Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, Ignacy Jan Paderewski, and Hyejong of Goryeo. After him are Jean Parisot de Valette, Ellac, Stefan Lazarević, King Wu of Zhou, Sigurd the Crusader, and Kim Jong-suk.

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Among people born in 500 BC, Brasidas ranks 16Before him are Xerxes II of Persia, Sogdianus of Persia, Ictinus, Cratylus, Zeuxis, and Pleistarchus. After him are Nicias, Meton of Athens, Pāṇini, Mnesikles, Ajatashatru, and Polygnotus. Among people deceased in 422 BC, Brasidas ranks 2Before him is Cleon. After him are Cratinus and Ion of Chios.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Brasidas ranks 151 out of 855Before him are Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Speusippus (-407), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Gorgo, Queen of Sparta (-506), and Craterus (-370). After him are Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Antipope Alexander V (1339), Pausanias (null), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), and Aeschines (-389).


Among politicians born in Greece, Brasidas ranks 54Before him are Agesilaus II (-444), Pleistarchus (-500), Oruç Reis (1473), Hippias (-600), Sophia Palaiologina (1455), and Georgios Papadopoulos (1919). After him are Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Cleomenes I (-600), Antonia Minor (-36), and Antigonus II Gonatas (-319).