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Calchas (; Ancient Greek: Κάλχας, Kalkhas) is an Argive mantis, or "seer," dated to the Age of Legend, which is an aspect of Greek mythology. Calchas appears in the opening scenes of the Iliad, which is believed to have been based on a war conducted by the Achaeans against the powerful city of Troy in the Late Bronze Age. Calchas, a seer in the service of the army before Troy, is portrayed as a skilled augur, Greek ionópolos ('bird-savant'): "as an augur, Calchas had no rival in the camp."He received knowledge of the past, present, and future from the god, Apollo. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Calchas has received more than 250,519 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Calchas is the 2,566th most popular politician (up from 3,082nd in 2019), the 183rd most popular biography from Greece (up from 215th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Greek Politician.

Calchas is most famous for being the soothsayer that predicted the Trojan War.

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Among politicians, Calchas ranks 2,566 out of 15,577Before him are Nikola Pašić, Pehr Evind Svinhufvud, Margaret III, Countess of Flanders, Maria Christina of Austria, Catherine Pavlovna of Russia, and Ladislaus of Naples. After him are Lennart Meri, Neferefre, César Gaviria, Ivan II of Moscow, Boris Shcherbina, and Auguste Beernaert.

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Among people born in Greece, Calchas ranks 183 out of 936Before him are Ephialtes (-590), Brasidas (-500), Speusippus (-407), Admetus (null), Theopompus (-400), and Archidamus II (-450). After him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Aenesidemus (-80), Exekias (-501), Athenagoras of Athens (133), Aelia Eudocia (401), and Cecrops I (null).


Among politicians born in Greece, Calchas ranks 68Before him are Cleomenes III (-260), Konstantinos Karamanlis (1907), Ephialtes (-590), Brasidas (-500), Admetus (null), and Archidamus II (-450). After him are Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Cecrops I (null), Telamon (null), Nabis (-300), Theophano (941), and Gotse Delchev (1872).