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430 BC - 389 BC

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Cynisca or Kyniska (Greek: Κυνίσκα; born c. 442 BC) was a wealthy Spartan princess. She is famous for being the first woman to win at the Olympic Games, competing in the sport of chariot racing. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Cynisca has received more than 207,407 page views. Her biography is available in 25 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 24 in 2019). Cynisca is the 5,164th most popular politician (down from 4,577th in 2019), the 315th most popular biography from Greece (down from 294th in 2019) and the 141st most popular Greek Politician.

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Among politicians, Cynisca ranks 5,164 out of 15,577Before her are Desiderata of the Lombards, Markos Vafeiadis, Hussein-Ali Montazeri, Lucius Aemilius Paullus, Aleksander Čeferin, and 9th Dalai Lama. After her are Tukulti-Ninurta II, Josias, Hereditary Prince of Waldeck and Pyrmont, Donald III of Scotland, Geoffrey II, Duke of Brittany, Michel Debré, and Blanche of Anjou.

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Among people born in 430 BC, Cynisca ranks 3Before her are Xenophon and Dionysius I of Syracuse. After her are Aeschines of Sphettus and Philistus. Among people deceased in 389 BC, Cynisca ranks 2Before her is Thrasybulus.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Cynisca ranks 315 out of 936Before her are Diagoras of Melos (-450), Leonidas of Rhodes (-200), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (1904), Paeonius (-500), Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus (-200), and Campaspe (-400). After her are Paul of Aegina (625), Yiannis Ritsos (1909), Demosthenes (-412), Konstantin Dejanović (1355), Antilochus (null), and Nikephoros Bryennios the Younger (1062).


Among politicians born in Greece, Cynisca ranks 141Before her are Theodore Komnenos Doukas (1180), Leonnatus (-356), Philip I of Macedon (-700), Agis III (-350), Alexios Komnenos (1106), and Quintus Caecilius Metellus Numidicus (-200). After her are Konstantin Dejanović (1355), Antilochus (null), Ptolemy of Aloros (-450), Princess Maria of Greece and Denmark (1876), Archidamus III (-350), and Cleombrotus I (-500).