600 BC - 500 BC

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Demaratus, or Demaratos (Greek: Δημάρατος), was a king of Sparta from around 515 BC until 491 BC, 15th of the Eurypontid line. He was the first son born to his father King Ariston. As king, Demaratus is known chiefly for his opposition to the co-ruling Spartan king, Cleomenes I. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Demaratus has received more than 98,939 page views. His biography is available in 26 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 25 in 2019). Demaratus is the 2,992nd most popular politician (up from 3,210th in 2019), the 212th most popular biography from Greece and the 84th most popular Greek Politician.

Demaratus was a king of Sparta who was exiled from his homeland and became a citizen of Persia. He is most famous for warning Xerxes about the difficulties that would arise if he invaded Greece.

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Among politicians, Demaratus ranks 2,992 out of 15,710Before him are Mstislav I of Kiev, Marie Louise Gonzaga, Al-Kamil, Cola di Rienzo, Zhao Bing, and Antiochus V Eupator. After him are Ercole II d'Este, Duke of Ferrara, Eleanor of Navarre, Ibrahim ibn al-Walid, Tiberius Gemellus, Andreas Papandreou, and Fath-Ali Shah Qajar.

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Among people born in 600 BC, Demaratus ranks 31Before him are Theano, Datis, Lucius Tarquinius Collatinus, Hiero I of Syracuse, Mahapajapati Gotami, and Lars Porsena. After him are Ibycus, Horatius Cocles, Neriglissar, Aristagoras, Gelon, and Hipparchus. Among people deceased in 500 BC, Demaratus ranks 12Before him are Artemisia I of Caria, Hippasus, Gorgo, Queen of Sparta, Rāhula, Obadiah, and Lars Porsena. After him are Polygnotus, Xanthippus, Amestris, Phrynichus, Eurybiades, and Ageladas.

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Among people born in Greece, Demaratus ranks 212 out of 855Before him are Erasistratus (-303), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), Georgios Papanikolaou (1883), Quintus Curtius Rufus (41), Timon of Phlius (-320), and Antiochus V Eupator (-173). After him are Andreas Papandreou (1919), Agathon (-448), Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), Memnon of Rhodes (-380), and Lafcadio Hearn (1850).


Among politicians born in Greece, Demaratus ranks 84Before him are Nabis (-300), Gotse Delchev (1872), Manolis Glezos (1922), Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (1903), Alexander I of Epirus (-362), and Antiochus V Eupator (-173). After him are Andreas Papandreou (1919), Pausanias of Sparta (null), Calchas (null), Berenice I of Egypt (-340), Antiphon (-480), and Idomeneus of Crete (null).