600 BC - 490 BC

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Datis or Datus (Greek: Δάτης, Old Iranian: *Dātiya-, Achaemenid Elamite: Da-ti-ya), was a Median noble and admiral who served the Persian Empire, under Darius the Great. He was an expert in Greek affairs and maintained connections with Greek officials. He is noted for his joint leadership with the younger Artaphernes of the Persian forces in the first campaign of the Persian Wars against the Greeks. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Datis has received more than 85,613 page views. His biography is available in 28 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 27 in 2019). Datis is the 323rd most popular military personnel (up from 361st in 2019), the 99th most popular biography from Iran (up from 105th in 2019) and the 2nd most popular Iranian Military Personnel.

Datis is most famous for being the conqueror of Athens.

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Among military personnels, Datis ranks 323 out of 1,466Before him are François Joseph Lefebvre, Götz von Berlichingen, Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, Hans-Valentin Hube, Hugo Sperrle, and Xiahou Yuan. After him are Eduard Dietl, Fyodor Tolbukhin, Iwane Matsui, Jan Henryk Dąbrowski, Jacques MacDonald, and Walter Nowotny.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Datis ranks 26Before him are Hippias, Bias of Priene, Nahum, Cleomenes I, Yaśodharā, and Theano. After him are Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, Hiero I of Syracuse, Mahapajapati Gotami, Lars Porsena, Demaratus, and Ibycus. Among people deceased in 490 BC, Datis ranks 3Before him are Pheidippides and Hippias. After him are Yan Hui and Titus Lucretius Tricipitinus.

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In Iran

Among people born in Iran, Datis ranks 99 out of 463Before him are Mithridates I of Parthia (-195), Abu Sa'id Bahadur Khan (1305), Ali al-Sistani (1930), Piruz Nahavandi (700), Mozaffar ad-Din Shah Qajar (1853), and Haji Bektash Veli (1209). After him are Miskawayh (932), Fath-Ali Shah Qajar (1772), Demetrius II Nicator (-161), Bardiya (-580), Artavasdes II of Armenia (-100), and Karim Khan Zand (1705).

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Among military personnels born in Iran, Datis ranks 2Before him are Qasem Soleimani (1957). After him are Bahram Chobin (600), Harpagus (-700), Jalil Zandi (1951), Esmail Ghaani (1957), Hossein Salami (1960), Mohammad Ali Jafari (1957), and Nasser Shabani (1957).