384 BC - 322 BC

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Demosthenes (; Greek: Δημοσθένης, romanized: Dēmosthénēs; Attic Greek: [dɛːmostʰénɛːs]; 384 – 12 October 322 BC) was a Greek statesman and orator in ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide insight into the politics and culture of ancient Greece during the 4th century BC. Demosthenes learned rhetoric by studying the speeches of previous great orators. He delivered his first judicial speeches at the age of 20, in which he successfully argued that he should gain from his guardians what was left of his inheritance. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Demosthenes has received more than 1,745,937 page views. His biography is available in 74 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 71 in 2019). Demosthenes is the 187th most popular politician (down from 166th in 2019), the 30th most popular biography from Greece (down from 29th in 2019) and the 6th most popular Greek Politician.

Demosthenes was a Greek statesman and orator. He is best known for his speeches against the king of Persia, Philip II of Macedon, and the Athenian politician and general, Alexander the Great.

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Over the past year Demosthenes has had the most page views in the with 194,416 views, followed by Spanish (98,987), and French (69,457). In terms of yearly growth of page views the top 3 wikpedia editions are Occitan (441.30%), Ido (370.21%), and Icelandic (169.15%)


Among politicians, Demosthenes ranks 187 out of 19,576Before him are Paul von Hindenburg, Oliver Cromwell, Titus, Charles X of France, Babur, and Ho Chi Minh. After him are Maximilien Robespierre, Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, Anwar Sadat, Emperor Meiji, Mark Antony, and Salman of Saudi Arabia.

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Among people born in 384 BC, Demosthenes ranks 2Before him is Aristotle.  Among people deceased in 322 BC, Demosthenes ranks 2Before him is Diogenes. After him are Heraclides Ponticus, Hypereides, Leonnatus, Cleomenes of Naucratis, and Ariarathes I of Cappadocia.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Demosthenes ranks 30 out of 1,024Before him are Thucydides (-460), Bayezid II (1447), Spartacus (-109), Phidias (-490), Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478), and Xenophon (-430). After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Leonidas I (-540), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Ptolemy I Soter (-367), Nurbanu Sultan (1525), and Cleisthenes (-565).


Among politicians born in Greece, Demosthenes ranks 6Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Pericles (-494), Kösem Sultan (1590), Philip II of Macedon (-382), and Bayezid II (1447). After him are Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Leonidas I (-540), Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769), Cleisthenes (-565), Solon (-638), and Alcibiades (-450).