400 BC - 300 BC

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Cleitarchus or Clitarchus (Greek: Κλείταρχος) was one of the historians of Alexander the Great. Son of the historian Dinon of Colophon, he spent a considerable time at the court of Ptolemy Lagus. He was active in the mid to late 4th century BCE. Quintilian (Institutio Oratoria. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleitarchus has received more than 34,665 page views. His biography is available in 19 different languages on Wikipedia. Cleitarchus is the 1,989th most popular writer (up from 2,174th in 2019), the 614th most popular biography from Turkey (down from 295th in 2019) and the 64th most popular Turkish Writer.

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Among writers, Cleitarchus ranks 1,989 out of 5,794Before him are Eugenio Barba, Fan Zhongyan, Thomas Kyd, Abraham ibn Daud, Kingsley Amis, and Tom Sharpe. After him are Adnan Oktar, Mateo Alemán, Abu Hamid al-Gharnati, Miguel Delibes, Joan Didion, and Berthold Auerbach.

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Among people born in 400 BC, Cleitarchus ranks 44Before him are Polemon, Philip IV of Macedon, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, Nausiphanes, Gnaeus Flavius, and Cleitus the White. After him are Alexander of Pherae, Anniceris, Polykleitos the Younger, Diodorus Cronus, Agesipolis II, and Publius Decius Mus. Among people deceased in 300 BC, Cleitarchus ranks 19Before him are Appius Claudius Caudex, Mithridates II of Pontus, Xanthippus of Carthage, Quintus Fabius Maximus Rullianus, Aristo of Chios, and Gnaeus Flavius. After him are Diodorus Cronus, Hermippus of Smyrna, Archidamus IV, Hecataeus of Abdera, Cleombrotus II, and Asclepiades of Samos.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Cleitarchus ranks 614 out of 1,128Before him are Maria Palaiologina (1300), Lala Şahin Pasha (1330), Alexandros Mavrokordatos (1791), Alexander of Tralles (525), Maximus Planudes (1260), and Ahmed Muhtar Pasha (1839). After him are Adnan Oktar (1956), Nikephoros Blemmydes (1197), Lefter Küçükandonyadis (1924), Dolon (null), Anaximenes of Lampsacus (-380), and Manuel I of Trebizond (1218).

Among WRITERS In Turkey

Among writers born in Turkey, Cleitarchus ranks 64Before him are Zeki Müren (1931), John Tzetzes (1110), Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti (1929), Arctinus of Miletus (-800), Phocylides (-560), and Constantine Manasses (1130). After him are Adnan Oktar (1956), Marcellinus Comes (450), Mustafa Balel (1945), Aristeas (-600), Parthenius of Nicaea (-1), and Bion of Smyrna (-300).