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Cimon or Kimon (Greek: Κίμων; c. 510 – 450 BC) was an Athenian strategos (general and admiral) and politician. He was the son of Miltiades, also an Athenian strategos. Cimon rose to prominence for his bravery fighting in the naval Battle of Salamis (480 BC), during the Second Persian invasion of Greece. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cimon has received more than 331,829 page views. His biography is available in 41 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 39 in 2019). Cimon is the 109th most popular military personnel (up from 110th in 2019), the 95th most popular biography from Greece (down from 87th in 2019) and the 9th most popular Greek Military Personnel.

Cimon was a famous Athenian general and politician who is most famous for his victory over the Persians at the Battle of the Eurymedon River in 467 BC.

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Among military personnels, Cimon ranks 109 out of 1,468Before him are Gaius Julius Caesar, Sa'd ibn Abi Waqqas, Zhang Fei, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Eli Cohen, and Abu Muslim. After him are Semyon Timoshenko, Erich von Falkenhayn, Narses, Theodor Eicke, Yi Sun-sin, and Stilicho.

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Among people born in 510 BC, Cimon ranks 1After him is Alcmaeon of Croton. Among people deceased in 450 BC, Cimon ranks 1After him are Alcmaeon of Croton, Diagoras of Melos, Antiochus of Syracuse, Archelaus II of Macedon, and Pherecrates.

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Among people born in Greece, Cimon ranks 95 out of 936Before him are Pheidippides (-600), Lysimachus (-361), Philip III of Macedon (-359), Dionysius the Areopagite (100), George II of Greece (1890), and Oruç Reis (1473). After him are Nestor (null), Irene Papas (1929), Creon (null), Melissus of Samos (-470), Nâzım Hikmet (1902), and Mahfiruz Hatun (1590).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Cimon ranks 9Before him are Themistocles (-524), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), and Hephaestion (-356). After him are Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Parmenion (-400), Pausanias (null), Craterus (-370), and Lysander (-401).