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Cimon or Kimon (Greek: Κίμων; c. 510 – 450 BC) was an Athenian statesman and general in mid-5th century BC Greece. He was the son of Miltiades, the victor of the Battle of Marathon. Cimon played a key role in creating the powerful Athenian maritime empire following the failure of the Persian invasion of Greece by Xerxes I in 480–479 BC. Cimon became a celebrated military hero and was elected to the rank of strategos after fighting in the Battle of Salamis. One of Cimon's greatest exploits was his destruction of a Persian fleet and army at the Battle of the Eurymedon river in 466 BC. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cimon has received more than 293,391 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 38 in 2019). Cimon is the 110th most popular military personnel (down from 99th in 2019), the 87th most popular biography from Greece (down from 79th in 2019) and the 8th 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 110 out of 1,466Before him are Michael Wittmann, Vasily Chuikov, Klaus Barbie, Paul Ludwig Ewald von Kleist, Robert Peary, and Narses. After him are Abu Muslim, Nestor Makhno, Werner von Blomberg, Ludwig Beck, Michiel de Ruyter, and Sun Ce.

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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 is Alcmaeon of Croton.

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Among people born in Greece, Cimon ranks 87 out of 855Before him are Lysimachus (-361), Galla Placidia (388), Simonides of Ceos (-556), George II of Greece (1890), Critias (-460), and Handan Sultan (1574). After him are Philip III of Macedon (-359), Agrippina the Elder (-14), Archilochus (-680), Nestor (null), Aristides (-550), and Ptolemy III Euergetes (-284).


Among military personnels born in Greece, Cimon ranks 8Before him are Spartacus (-109), Themistocles (-524), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Miltiades (-540), Seleucus I Nicator (-358), and Hephaestion (-356). After him are Mardonius (-600), Djemal Pasha (1872), Pittacus of Mytilene (-650), Parmenion (-400), Lysander (-401), and Craterus (-370).