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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 191,235 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia. Calchas is the 3,089th most popular politician (down from 3,079th in 2019), the 216th most popular biography from Greece (down from 209th in 2019) and the 87th 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 3,089 out of 15,710Before him are Frederick I, Elector of Brandenburg, Ivan Asen II of Bulgaria, Dương Văn Minh, David of Trebizond, Władysław Anders, and Artavasdes II of Armenia. After him are Paul Henri Balluet d'Estournelles de Constant, Juba I of Numidia, Hisham II, Xiao He, Louis II of Anjou, and Wenceslaus I of Bohemia.

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Among people born in Greece, Calchas ranks 216 out of 855Before him are Timon of Phlius (-320), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), Andreas Papandreou (1919), Agathon (-448), and Pausanias of Sparta (null). After him are Memnon of Rhodes (-380), Lafcadio Hearn (1850), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), Thrasybulus (-440), and Alcamenes (-500).


Among politicians born in Greece, Calchas ranks 87Before him are Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), Antiochus V Eupator (-173), Demaratus (-600), Andreas Papandreou (1919), and Pausanias of Sparta (null). After him are Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), Idomeneus of Crete (null), Cylon of Athens (-700), Thessalonike of Macedon (-352), and Herodes Atticus (101).