384 BC - 322 BC


Demosthenes (; Greek: Δημοσθένης, romanized: Dēmosthénēs; Attic Greek: [dɛːmosˈtʰenɛːs]; 384 – 12 October 322 BC) was a Greek statesman and orator of ancient Athens. His orations constitute a significant expression of contemporary Athenian intellectual prowess and provide an 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 argued effectively to 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 1,094,538 page views. His biography is available in 65 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 174th most popular politician.

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Among politicians, Demosthenes ranks 172 out of 14,801Before him are Hosni Mubarak, Kublai Khan, Henry III of France, Charles X of France, Silvio Berlusconi, and Domitian. After him are Ivar the Boneless, Mehmed I, David Ben-Gurion, Titus, Christina, Queen of Sweden, and Joanna of Castile.

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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, Leonnatus, Hypereides, and Ariarathes I of Cappadocia.

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In Greece

Among people born in Greece, Demosthenes ranks 27 out of 698Before him are Bayezid II (1447), Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921), Phidias (-490), Themistocles (-524), Xenophon (-430), and Hayreddin Barbarossa (1478). After him are Protagoras (-486), Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Pyrrhus of Epirus (-318), Myron (-500), and Cleisthenes (-565).


Among politicians born in Greece, Demosthenes ranks 6Before him are Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881), Pericles (-494), Philip II of Macedon (-382), Kösem Sultan (1590), and Bayezid II (1447). After him are Leonidas I (-540), Pargalı Ibrahim Pasha (1493), Cleisthenes (-565), Alcibiades (-450), Solon (-638), and Xanthippe (-500).

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