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Callisthenes of Olynthus (/kəˈlɪsθəˌniːz/; Greek: Καλλισθένης; c. 360 – 327 BCE) was a Greek historian in Macedon with connections to both Aristotle and Alexander the Great. He accompanied Alexander the Great during his Asiatic expedition and served as his historian and publicist. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Callisthenes has received more than 170,094 page views. His biography is available in 31 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 30 in 2019). Callisthenes is the 49th most popular historian (down from 48th in 2019), the 165th most popular biography from Greece (down from 158th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Greek Historian.

Callisthenes is most famous for being the historian who accompanied Alexander the Great on his conquests.

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Among historians, Callisthenes ranks 49 out of 339Before him are Ibn Hajar al-‘Asqalani, Ali ibn al-Athir, Niketas Choniates, Jared Diamond, Poggio Bracciolini, and Tzvetan Todorov. After him are John Skylitzes, Marcus Velleius Paterculus, Socrates of Constantinople, Euhemerus, Theopompus, and Justin.

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Among people born in 360 BC, Callisthenes ranks 1After him are Aristoxenus, Arses of Persia, Autolycus of Pitane, and Onesicritus. Among people deceased in 327 BC, Callisthenes ranks 1

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Callisthenes ranks 165 out of 936Before him are Andronicus of Rhodes (-100), Demetrius Vikelas (1835), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), Cleomenes I (-600), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), and Hippocrates of Chios (-470). After him are Spyridon Louis (1873), Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886), Panaetius (-185), Aeschines (-389), Nicias (-500), and Helen of Greece and Denmark (1896).

Among HISTORIANS In Greece

Among historians born in Greece, Callisthenes ranks 4Before him are Thucydides (-460), Xenophon (-430), and Polybius (-208). After him are Theopompus (-400), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Afet İnan (1908), Krste Misirkov (1874), Philochorus (-340), Michael Glykas (1125), Leo Allatius (1586), and Marsyas of Pella (-400).