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Dionysius I of Syracuse

430 BC - 366 BC

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Dionysius I or Dionysius the Elder (c. 432 – 367 BC) was a Greek tyrant of Syracuse, Sicily, in Magna Graecia. He conquered several cities in Sicily and southern Italy, opposed Carthage's influence in Sicily and made Syracuse the most powerful of the Western Greek colonies. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Dionysius I of Syracuse has received more than 340,531 page views. His biography is available in 37 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 34 in 2019). Dionysius I of Syracuse is the 1,075th most popular politician (down from 1,007th in 2019), the 450th most popular biography from Italy (down from 438th in 2019) and the 68th most popular Italian Politician.

Dionysius I of Syracuse is most famous for his tyrannical rule and his military conquests.

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Among politicians, Dionysius I of Syracuse ranks 1,075 out of 15,577Before him are Sigismund I the Old, Adolphe Thiers, Himiko, Yulia Tymoshenko, Klas Pontus Arnoldson, and Ariq Böke. After him are Alfredo Stroessner, Rashid-al-Din Hamadani, Shaka, Habib Bourguiba, Emperor Kōmei, and Nabopolassar.

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Among people born in 430 BC, Dionysius I of Syracuse ranks 2Before him is Xenophon. After him are Cynisca, Aeschines of Sphettus, and Philistus. Among people deceased in 366 BC, Dionysius I of Syracuse ranks 1After him is Eurydice I of Macedon.

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In Italy

Among people born in Italy, Dionysius I of Syracuse ranks 450 out of 4,668Before him are Pope Simplicius (420), Pope Anastasius I (340), Queen Paola of Belgium (1937), Pope Honorius II (1100), Pope Anastasius III (890), and Pope John IX (850). After him are Nero Claudius Drusus (-38), Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857), Pope Sixtus III (390), Silvana Mangano (1930), Scipio Aemilianus (-185), and Pope Leo II (611).


Among politicians born in Italy, Dionysius I of Syracuse ranks 68Before him are Charles I of Hungary (1288), Lorenzo de' Medici, Duke of Urbino (1492), Amadeo I of Spain (1845), Clara Petacci (1912), Petronius Maximus (396), and Queen Paola of Belgium (1937). After him are Scipio Aemilianus (-185), Piero di Cosimo de' Medici (1416), Gaius Gracchus (-154), Galeazzo Ciano (1903), Brennus (-500), and Conrad IV of Germany (1228).