Cleisthenes of Sicyon

701 BC - 600 BC

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Cleisthenes ( KLYSE-thin-eez; Greek: Κλεισθένης), also Clisthenes or Kleisthenes, was the tyrant of Sicyon from c. 600–560 BC, who aided in the First Sacred War against Kirrha that destroyed that city in 595 BC. He was also said to have organized a successful war against Argos because of his anti-Dorian feelings. After his victory he abolished all the rhapsodes of Homer, because they praised the citizens of Argos. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleisthenes of Sicyon has received more than 38,127 page views. His biography is available in 22 different languages on Wikipedia. Cleisthenes of Sicyon is the 3,703rd most popular politician (down from 3,326th in 2019), the 244th most popular biography from Greece (down from 217th in 2019) and the 99th most popular Greek Politician.

Cleisthenes of Sicyon is most famous for his reforms to the Athenian constitution, which included the institution of ostracism.

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Among politicians, Cleisthenes of Sicyon ranks 3,703 out of 15,710Before him are Anne Catherine of Brandenburg, Mithridates I of Pontus, Calpurnia, Antoine Quentin Fouquier-Tinville, Hedwig Eleonora of Holstein-Gottorp, and Emperor Yingzong of Song. After him are Yelü Dashi, Jan Smuts, Ottavio Farnese, Duke of Parma, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Chlothar IV, and Nicholas Francis, Duke of Lorraine.

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Among people born in 701 BC, Cleisthenes of Sicyon ranks 1 Among people deceased in 600 BC, Cleisthenes of Sicyon ranks 13Before him are Maya, Epimenides, Phalaris, Theano, Anacharsis, and Ibycus. After him are Harpagus, Philip I of Macedon, Mimnermus, Sushruta, Arsames, and Hipponax.

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Among people born in Greece, Cleisthenes of Sicyon ranks 244 out of 855Before him are Stilpo (-359), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), Philostratus (170), Hipparchia of Maroneia (-350), Caranus of Macedon (-900), and Yanni (1954). After him are Katina Paxinou (1900), Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), Theodore Stratelates (281), and Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926).


Among politicians born in Greece, Cleisthenes of Sicyon ranks 99Before him are Herodes Atticus (101), Xanthippus (-590), Timoleon (-411), Anaxandridas II (-565), Lycurgus of Athens (-390), and Caranus of Macedon (-900). After him are Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark (1870), Phocion (-402), Euphronios (-520), Konstantinos Stephanopoulos (1926), Agis II (-490), and Antiochus IX Cyzicenus (-135).