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Gainas was a Gothic leader who served the Eastern Roman Empire as magister militum during the reigns of Theodosius I and Arcadius. Gainas began his military career as a common foot-soldier, but later commanded the barbarian contingent of Theodosius' army against the usurper Eugenius in 394. Under the command of Gainas, a man of "no lineage", was the young Alaric of the Balti dynasty. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Gainas has received more than 49,959 page views. His biography is available in 18 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 871st most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Gainas ranks 874 out of 1,194Before him are Erhard Raus, William Brown, Frederick Schomberg, 1st Duke of Schomberg, Leosthenes, Nadezhda Durova, and Oskar Kummetz. After him are George B. McClellan, Nikolay Krylov, Jacques Leroy de Saint-Arnaud, James M. Gavin, Richard Ruoff, and Hellmuth Stieff.

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Among people born in 400, Gainas ranks 44Before him are Juvencus, Justina, Aioulf, Flavius Bauto, Julius Obsequens, and Anthemius. After him are Maximus of Hispania, Varazdat, Syrianus, Coelius Sedulius, Victor, and Maruthas of Martyropolis. Among people deceased in 401, Gainas ranks 6Before him are Pope Anastasius I, Priscus Attalus, Stobaeus, Avianus, and Olympiodorus of Thebes.

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In Turkey

Among people born in Turkey, Gainas ranks 657 out of 901Before him are Severus of Antioch (456), Rüştü Reçber (1973), Justinian (525), Rusa III (-650), Eutychius of Constantinople (512), and Annia Faustina (201). After him are Alexander Spendiaryan (1871), Antony II of Constantinople (829), Alice of Antioch (1110), Ioannis Kolettis (1773), Zipoetes I of Bithynia (-354), and Hande Yener (1973).


Among military personnels born in Turkey, Gainas ranks 17Before him are Heraclius the Elder (null), Süleyman Hüsnü Pasha (1838), Artaphernes (-600), Clearchus of Sparta (-401), Artabazos I of Phrygia (-600), and Justinian (525). After him are Artabazos II (-400), Bardas Phokas the Younger (940), Tatikios (1100), and Mundus (450).

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