Cleomenes I

600 BC - 489 BC

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Cleomenes (, though some older reference works give the pronunciation with the accent on the penult, which is closer to the Greek; Greek Κλεομένης Kleomenes; died c. 489 BC) was an Agiad King of Sparta in the late 6th and early 5th centuries BC. During his reign, which started around 519 BC, he pursued an adventurous and at times unscrupulous foreign policy aimed at crushing Argos and extending Sparta's influence both inside and outside the Peloponnese. He was a brilliant tactician. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cleomenes I has received more than 241,057 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia. Cleomenes I is the 2,131st most popular politician (up from 2,279th in 2019), the 161st most popular biography from Greece (up from 169th in 2019) and the 58th most popular Greek Politician.

Cleomenes I was a king of Sparta who was famous for his reforms and his military campaigns.

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Among politicians, Cleomenes I ranks 2,131 out of 15,710Before him are Seqenenre Tao, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Dom Pérignon, Emeric Thököly, Choe Yong-gon, and Francisco Solano López. After him are Leonid Kravchuk, Shajar al-Durr, Kara Ahmed Pasha, Moctezuma I, Emperor Annei, and Al-Hakam II.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Cleomenes I ranks 23Before him are Hippasus, Chilon of Sparta, Thespis, Hippias, Bias of Priene, and Nahum. After him are Yaśodharā, Theano, Datis, Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, Hiero I of Syracuse, and Mahapajapati Gotami. Among people deceased in 489 BC, Cleomenes I ranks 1After him is Callimachus.

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Among people born in Greece, Cleomenes I ranks 161 out of 855Before him are Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), Aeschines (-389), Callisthenes (-360), Prodicus (-460), and Periander (-700). After him are Meton of Athens (-500), Antonia Minor (-36), Hippocrates of Chios (-470), Panaetius (-185), Pherecydes of Syros (-580), and Athenagoras I of Constantinople (1886).


Among politicians born in Greece, Cleomenes I ranks 58Before him are Sophia Palaiologina (1455), Georgios Papadopoulos (1919), Brasidas (-500), Nicias (-500), Cleomenes III (-260), and Aeschines (-389). After him are Antonia Minor (-36), Antigonus II Gonatas (-319), Princess Cecilie of Greece and Denmark (1911), Necho II (-625), Ioannis Kapodistrias (1776), and Prokopis Pavlopoulos (1950).