440 BC - 400 BC

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Ctesias (; Ancient Greek: Κτησίας, Ktēsíās, 5th century BC), also known as Ctesias the Cnidian or Ctesias of Cnidus, was a Greek physician and historian from the town of Cnidus in Caria, when Caria was part of the Achaemenid Empire. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Ctesias has received more than 187,017 page views. His biography is available in 39 different languages on Wikipedia. Ctesias is the 148th most popular physician (up from 161st in 2019), the 381st most popular biography from Turkey (down from 380th in 2019) and the 7th most popular Turkish Physician.

Ctetias was a Greek physician who wrote about the history of India. He is most famous for his descriptions of India and the Indian people.

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Among physicians, Ctesias ranks 148 out of 509Before him are Robin Warren, Joseph Murray, André Frédéric Cournand, Edgar Adrian, Albert of Riga, and Virginia Apgar. After him are Louis Ignarro, Herta Oberheuser, Frederick Chapman Robbins, Ernst Gräfenberg, Magnus Hirschfeld, and August von Wassermann.

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Among people born in 440 BC, Ctesias ranks 2Before him is Thrasybulus. After him are Andocides and Wu Qi. Among people deceased in 400 BC, Ctesias ranks 10Before him are Zeuxis, Thaïs, Leochares, Alcamenes, Teos of Egypt, and Parysatis. After him are Eubulides, Phaedo of Elis, Cephisodotus the Elder, Gan De, Perictione, and Antalcidas.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Ctesias ranks 381 out of 1,128Before him are Nicephorus Gregoras (1295), Seleucus III Ceraunus (-243), Latife Uşşaki (1898), Mithridates I of Pontus (-400), Simplicius of Cilicia (490), and Yılmaz Güney (1937). After him are Nicomedes IV of Bithynia (-200), Archelaus (-500), Maathorneferure (-1250), İbrahim Tatlıses (1952), Eubulides (-500), and Andriscus (-185).

Among PHYSICIANS In Turkey

Among physicians born in Turkey, Ctesias ranks 7Before him are Galen (129), Basil of Caesarea (329), Nestorius (381), Pedanius Dioscorides (40), Polycarp (69), and Herophilos (-335). After him are Aretaeus of Cappadocia (100), Soranus of Ephesus (98), Asclepiades of Bithynia (-120), Aëtius of Amida (502), and Hulusi Behçet (1889).